1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: rough velvet glossy glassy seamless hairless marmoreal creaseless waxlike fast slippery even fine ironed
2. [ verb ] make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
Synonyms: smoothen

"smooth the surface of the wood"

Related terms: roughen change_surface file sandpaper rake plane float launch strip sandblast gloss_over rub
3. [ adjective ] smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
Synonyms: suave politic

"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"

Related terms: diplomatic
4. [ verb ] (of surfaces) make shine
Synonyms: polish shine smoothen

"shine the silver, please" "polish my shoes"

Related terms: beautify buff Simonize slick gloss polish shining buffer rub
5. [ adjective ] not marked with wrinkles
Synonyms: unwrinkled

"unwrinkled cheeks"

Related terms: unfurrowed
6. [ adjective ] (botany) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
Related terms: rough botany entire repand sinuate unnotched undulate compound simple
7. [ adjective ] smooth and unconstrained in movement
Synonyms: flowing liquid fluid fluent

"a long, smooth stride" "the fluid motion of a cat" "the liquid grace of a ballerina" "liquid prose"

Related terms: graceful
8. [ adjective ] without chinks or crannies
Synonyms: uncrannied
Related terms: crannied
9. [ verb ] free from obstructions
Synonyms: smooth_out

"smooth the way towards peace negotiations"

Related terms: rid
10. [ adjective ] (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
Synonyms: legato

"a legato passage"

Related terms: staccato music
11. [ adjective ] lacking obstructions or difficulties

"the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"

Related terms: easy
12. [ noun ] the act of smoothing

"he gave is hair a quick smooth"

Related terms: accomplishment
Similar spelling:   smoothy