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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

Synonym Discussion of smooth

level, flat, plane, even, smooth mean having a surface without bends, curves, or irregularities. level applies to a horizontal surface that lies on a line parallel with the horizon.
    • the vast prairies are nearly level
flat applies to a surface devoid of noticeable curvatures, prominences, or depressions.
    • the work surface must be flat
plane applies to any real or imaginary flat surface in which a straight line between any two points on it lies wholly within that surface.
    • the plane sides of a crystal
even applies to a surface that is noticeably flat or level or to a line that is observably straight.
    • trim the hedge so it is even
smooth applies especially to a polished surface free of irregularities.
    • a smooth skating rink

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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