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smooth

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of smooth

  1. 1 having or showing very polished and worldly manners <a smooth salesman of expensive jewelry> Synonyms debonair, suave, sophisticated, svelte, urbaneRelated Words cavalier, glib, slick, unctuous; civilized, couth, cultivated, cultured, genteel, graceful, gracious, poised, polished, refined, well-bred; cosmopolitan, metro, metropolitan, smart, worldly-wise; experienced, knowing, practiced (also practised), schooled, seasoned; amiable, appealing, attractive; assured, calm, collected, composed, confident, cool, placid, secure, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbedNear Antonyms awkward, clumsy, gauche, graceless, stiff, stilted, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungraceful, wooden; callow, green, inexperienced, puerile, raw; hick, parochial, provincial, rough-hewn, rustic (also rustical); inelegant, philistine, uncivilized, uncultured, unrefined; unsophisticated, unworldly; gawky, lubberly, stodgy, ungainly; diffident, insecureAntonyms boorish, churlish, classless, clownish, loutish, uncouth

  2. 2 involving minimal difficulty or effort <it should be smooth going from this point on> Synonyms cheap, downhill, effortless, facile, fluent, fluid, hands-down, light, painless, ready, royal, simple, easy, 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

  3. 3 having a surface without bends, breaks, or irregularities <a smooth skating rink> Synonyms even, flat, flush, plane, levelRelated Words exact, uniform; aligned (also alined), regular, true; horizontal, tabular; plumb, straight, verticalNear Antonyms inexact, irregular, unaligned, warped; undulating, undulatory, wavy; pitted, pockmarked, pockyAntonyms bumpy, coarse, lumpy, rough, uneven, unsmoothed

  4. 4 free from emotional or mental agitation <his smooth disposition and leadership qualities lend themselves well to the position> Synonyms collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, equal, level, limpid, peaceful, placid, possessed, recollected, sedate, self-composed, self-possessed, serene, calm, together, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, untroubled, unworriedRelated Words even, even-keeled, steady, well-adjusted, well-balanced; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unshakable; centered, disciplined, equable, self-contained, self-controlled; affable, breezy, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, loosey-goosey, mellow; carefree, nonchalant, unconcerned; assured, confident, self-assured; aloof, detached, dispassionate, indifferent; bovine, impassive, phlegmatic, sober, stolid; relaxed, relieved, tranquilized (also tranquillized)Near Antonyms anxious, bothered, distressed, uneasy, unquiet, unsettled, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, restless, skittish, tense; high-strung, unstable, uptightAntonyms agitated, discomposed, disturbed, flustered, perturbed, unglued, unhinged, unstrung, upset




smooth

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of smooth

  1. 1 to free from obstruction or difficulty <a willingness to compromise will smooth the way to an early agreement> Synonyms facilitate, grease, loosen (up), ease, unclogRelated Words accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed; advance, forward, further, promote; abet, aid, assist, help, improve; disentangle, straighten (out), untangle; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms hinder, impede; retard; aggravate, worsen; perplex, sophisticateAntonyms complicate

  2. 2 to make free from breaks, curves, or bumps <the workers smoothed the surface of the concrete before letting it dry> Synonyms flatten, level, plane, even, smoothenRelated Words clip, crop, pare, prune, shave, trim; lay, press, spread; card, comb, rake; surfaceNear Antonyms coarsen, rumple, wrinkle; bend, kink; dent, pitAntonyms rough, roughen

  3. 3 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure <used fine sandpaper to smooth the face of the wood> Synonyms buff, burnish, dress, furbish, gloss, grind, rub, shine, polish, smoothenRelated Words sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lapNear Antonyms rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)




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