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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 of smooth debonair, suave, sophisticated, svelte, urbaneWords Related to smooth 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 of smooth 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 of smooth boorish, churlish, classless, clownish, loutish, uncouth

  2. 2 involving minimal difficulty or effort it should be smooth going from this point on Synonyms of smooth cheap, downhill, effortless, facile, fluent, fluid, hands-down, light, painless, ready, royal, simple, easy, snap, softWords Related to smooth 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 of smooth burdensome, exhausting, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful, taxing, troublesome; abstruse, complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty, problematic (also problematical), reconditeAntonyms of smooth 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 of smooth even, flat, flush, plane, levelWords Related to smooth exact, uniform; aligned (also alined), regular, true; horizontal, tabular; plumb, straight, verticalNear Antonyms of smooth inexact, irregular, unaligned, warped; undulating, undulatory, wavy; pitted, pockmarked, pockyAntonyms of smooth 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 of smooth 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, unworriedWords Related to smooth 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 of smooth anxious, bothered, distressed, uneasy, unquiet, unsettled, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, restless, skittish, tense; high-strung, unstable, uptightAntonyms of smooth 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 of smooth facilitate, grease, loosen (up), ease, unclogWords Related to smooth accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed; advance, forward, further, promote; abet, aid, assist, help, improve; disentangle, straighten (out), untangle; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms of smooth hinder, impede; retard; aggravate, worsen; perplex, sophisticateAntonyms of smooth complicate

  2. 2 to make free from breaks, curves, or bumps the workers smoothed the surface of the concrete before letting it dry Synonyms of smooth flatten, level, plane, even, smoothenWords Related to smooth clip, crop, pare, prune, shave, trim; lay, press, spread; card, comb, rake; surfaceNear Antonyms of smooth coarsen, rumple, wrinkle; bend, kink; dent, pitAntonyms of smooth 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 of smooth buff, burnish, dress, furbish, gloss, grind, rub, shine, polish, smoothenWords Related to smooth sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lapNear Antonyms of smooth rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)



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