1. a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch (Freq. 3)

admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs


some artists prefer the smoothness of a board

Ant: ↑roughness
Derivationally related forms: ↑smooth
Hypernyms: ↑texture
2. the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
Syn: ↑suavity, ↑suaveness, ↑blandness
Derivationally related forms: ↑smooth, ↑bland (for: ↑blandness), ↑suave (for: ↑suaveness), ↑suave (for: ↑suavity)
Hypernyms: ↑graciousness
3. powerful and effective language

his eloquence attracted a large congregation


fluency in spoken and written English is essential


his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police

Syn: ↑eloquence, ↑fluency
Derivationally related forms: ↑fluent (for: ↑fluency), ↑eloquent (for: ↑eloquence)
Hypernyms: ↑expressive style, ↑style
4. the quality of having a level and even surface

the water was a glassy smoothness


the weather system of the Pacific is determined by the uninterrupted smoothness of the ocean

Derivationally related forms: ↑smooth
Hypernyms: ↑evenness, ↑invariability
5. the quality of being free from errors or interruptions

the five-speed manual gearbox is smoothness personified

Derivationally related forms: ↑smooth
Hypernyms: ↑effortlessness

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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