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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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