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  Words related to smooth

Related / Similar Words: polish, smoothen, shine, smooth out, uncrannied, politic, suave, flowing, fluent, fluid, liquid, unwrinkled, legato

 

Definition:
  • the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth";
  • (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes";
  • make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood";
  • free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negociations";
  • without chinks or crannies;
  • lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill''s path through the legislature was smooth and orderly";
  • smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"; "the manager pacified the custom;
  • smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"; "liquid prose";
  • having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror";
  • not marked with wrinkles; "unwrinkled cheeks";
  • of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth;
  • without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage";

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    See Also: gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over, even, fine, ironed, slippery, slippy, simple, unsubdivided, compound

     

    Hyponyms: Simonize, Simonise, slick, sleek, buff, burnish, furbish, flush, gloss, strip, launch, rake, plane, float, sandpaper, sand, sandblast, file

     

    Entailments: rub

     

    Derivational Morphology: smoothen, shining, polishing, polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish, buffer, polisher, drum sander, electric sander, sander, smoother

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 平滑   Dutch: glad  
    Finnish: sileä   French: lisse  
    German: glatt   Hebrew: חלק  
    Hungarian: sima   Irish: caoin  
    Italian: liscio   Japanese: 滑らか  
    Korean: 매끄러운   Portuguese: liso  
    Russian: гладкий   Spanish: liso  
    Swedish: jämn   Telugu: నున్నటి  
    Turkish: pürüzsüz  
     
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