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fluent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fluent

  1. 1 able to express oneself clearly and well <a very fluent speaker who always communicates his points well> Synonyms eloquent, articulate, silver-tongued, well-spokenRelated Words facile, glib, smooth-tongued, voluble; expressive, outspoken, verbal, vocal; blabby, chatty, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, verbose; unfaltering, unhesitatingNear Antonyms faltering, halting, hesitant, maundering, mumbling, muttering, sputtering, stammering, stumbling, stuttering; mute, speechless, tongueless, tongue-tied, voicelessAntonyms inarticulate, ineloquent, unvocal

  2. 2 capable of moving like a liquid <heated the wax until it was fluent, then poured it into the mold> Synonyms flowing, fluid, liquidRelated Words circumfluent, circumfluous; diluted, thin, watery, weak; semiliquid, semisolidNear Antonyms clotted, coagulated, gelatinous, gelled, jelled, jellied, thick; gluey, glutinous, gooey, gummy, viscousAntonyms hard, nonliquid, solid

  3. 3 involving minimal difficulty or effort <a fluent performance of one of the oldest magic tricks in the book> Synonyms cheap, downhill, effortless, facile, easy, fluid, hands-down, light, painless, ready, royal, simple, smooth, snap, softRelated Words idiotproof, mindless, quick, straightforward, unchallenging, uncomplicated; apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakableNear Antonyms burdensome, exhausting, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful, taxing, troublesome; abstruse, complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty, problematic (also problematical), reconditeAntonyms arduous, demanding, difficult, exacting, formidable, grueling (or gruelling), hard, herculean, killer, labored, laborious, murderous, rough, severe, stiff, strenuous, toilful, toilsome, tough





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