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Definition of 'smooth'

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Noun

  1. the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"

Verb

  1. make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood"
       Synonyms: smoothen
       Antonyms: roughen
  2. make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
       Synonyms: polish smoothen shine
  3. free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"
       Synonyms: smooth out

Adjective

  1. having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
       Antonyms: rough unsmooth
  2. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"; "affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra Pound
       Synonyms: politic suave bland
  3. of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
       Antonyms: rough
  4. smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"
       Synonyms: fluent fluid liquid
  5. (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage"
       Synonyms: legato
       Antonyms: staccato disconnected
  6. of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence; "a smooth ride"
       Antonyms: rough rocky bumpy jolty jolting jumpy
  7. lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
  8. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
       Synonyms: placid quiet still tranquil unruffled


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