Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun smooth

1 sense of smooth

Sense 1
smooth -- (the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth")
       => accomplishment, achievement -- (the action of accomplishing something)

Antonyms of verb smooth

1 of 3 senses of smooth

Sense 1
smooth, smoothen -- (make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood")
       Antonym of roughen (Sense 1)
      => roughen -- (make rough or rougher; "roughen the surfaces so they will stick to each other")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb smooth

3 senses of smooth

Sense 1
smooth, smoothen -- (make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood")
       => change surface -- (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)
          Phrasal Verb-> smooth over#1

Sense 2
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine -- (make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

Sense 3
smooth, smooth out -- (free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negotiations")
       => rid, free, disembarrass -- (relieve from; "Rid the house of pests")

Antonyms of adj smooth

8 senses of smooth

Sense 1
smooth (vs. rough) -- (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")

rough (vs. smooth), unsmooth -- (having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face")
        => abrasive, scratchy -- (causing abrasion)
        => alligatored, cracked -- (of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide)
        => barky -- (resembling the rough bark of a tree; "the rattlesnake's barky scales")
        => broken, rugged -- (topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground")
        => bullate -- (of leaves; appearing puckered as if blistered)
        => bumpy -- (covered with or full of bumps; "a bumpy country road")
        => chapped, cracked, roughened -- (used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure; "chapped lips")
        => corded, twilled -- (of textiles; having parallel raised lines)
        => costate, ribbed -- ((of the surface) having a rough, riblike texture)
        => cragged, craggy, hilly, mountainous -- (having hills and crags; "hilly terrain")
        => crushed -- (treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance; "crushed velvet")
        => homespun (predicate), nubby, nubbly, slubbed, tweedy -- (of textiles; having a rough surface; "a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns")
        => imbricate, imbricated -- (used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles)
        => lepidote, leprose, scabrous, scaly, scurfy -- (rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf)
        => squamulose -- (covered with tiny scales)
        => lined, seamed -- ((used especially of skin) marked by lines or seams; "their lined faces were immeasurably sad"; "a seamed face")
        => pocked, pockmarked, potholed -- (used of paved surfaces having holes or pits)
        => rock-ribbed, rockbound -- (abounding in or bordered by rocky cliffs or scarps; "the rock-ribbed coast of Maine")
        => rocky, bouldery, bouldered, stony -- (abounding in rocks or stones; "rocky fields"; "stony ground"; "bouldery beaches")
        => gravelly, pebbly, shingly -- (abounding in small stones; "landed at a shingly little beach")
        => roughish -- (somewhat rough)
        => rugose -- (of leaves; ridged or wrinkled)
        => sandpapery -- (having the abrasive texture of sandpaper)
        => saw-like -- (having rough edges that can be used for sawing)
        => scabby -- (covered with scabs)
        => shagged, shaggy -- (having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags; "junipers with shagged trunks"; "shaggy rugs")
        => textured, rough-textured, coarse-textured -- (having surface roughness; "a textured wall of stucco"; "a rough-textured tweed")
        => verrucose, warty, wartlike -- ((of skin) covered with warts or projections that resemble warts)

Sense 2
politic, smooth, suave, bland -- (smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error")

INDIRECT (VIA diplomatic) -> undiplomatic -- (not skilled in dealing with others)

Sense 3
smooth (vs. rough) -- (of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth)

rough (vs. smooth) -- (of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped)
        => bidentate -- (having toothlike projections that are themselves toothed)
        => biserrate -- (having saw-like notches with the notches themselves similarly notched)
        => ciliate, ciliated -- (having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections)
        => crenate, crenated, scalloped -- (having a margin with rounded scallops)
        => crenulate, crenulated -- (having a margin with small rounded teeth; "a crenulate leaf")
        => crispate -- (wavy or notched and curled very irregularly)
        => dentate -- (having toothlike projections in the margin)
        => denticulate -- (having a very finely toothed margin)
        => emarginate -- (having a notched tip)
        => erose, jagged, jaggy, notched, toothed -- (having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed)
        => fimbriate -- (having a fringe of slender processes)
        => fringed, laciniate -- (having edges irregularly and finely slashed; "a laciniate leaf")
        => lacerate, lacerated -- (irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn; "lacerate leaves")
        => pectinate -- (like a comb)
        => rimose -- (having a surface covered with a network of cracks and small crevices; "a tree with rimose bark")
        => runcinate -- (having incised margins with the lobes or teeth pointing toward the base; as dandelion leaves)
        => serrate, serrated, saw-toothed, toothed, notched -- (notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex)
        => serrulate -- (minutely serrated)
        => spinose -- (having spines)

Sense 4
fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth -- (smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina")

INDIRECT (VIA graceful) -> awkward -- (lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot")

Sense 5
legato (vs. staccato), smooth -- ((music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage")


Sense 6
smooth (vs. rough) -- (of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence; "a smooth ride")

rough (vs. smooth), rocky, bumpy, jolty, jolting, jumpy -- (causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a rough ride")

Sense 7
smooth -- (lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly")

INDIRECT (VIA easy) -> difficult, hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")

Sense 8
placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled -- ((of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water")

INDIRECT (VIA calm) -> stormy -- ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas")

Similarity of adj smooth

8 senses of smooth

Sense 1
smooth (vs. rough) -- (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")
       => creaseless, uncreased -- (used especially of fabrics; "uncreased trousers")
       => even-textured -- (having an even texture)
       => fast -- ((of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay")
       => fine-textured, smooth-textured -- (having a smooth, fine-grained structure)
       => glassy -- (resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness; "the glassy surface of the lake"; "the pavement was...glassy with water"- Willa Cather)
       => seamless, unlined, unseamed -- (smooth, especially of skin; "his cheeks were unlined"; "his unseamed face")
       => streamlined, aerodynamic, flowing, sleek -- (designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow; "a streamlined convertible")
       => velvet, velvety, velvet-textured -- (smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste)
          Also See-> even#3; fine#5; ironed#1; slippery#1, slippy#1

Sense 2
politic, smooth, suave, bland -- (smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error")
       => diplomatic (vs. undiplomatic), diplomatical -- (using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people; "the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject")

Sense 3
smooth (vs. rough) -- (of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth)
       => entire -- ((of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes)
       => repand -- (having a slightly undulating margin)
       => sinuate -- (having a strongly waved margin alternately concave and convex)
       => undulate -- (having a wavy margin and rippled surface)
       => unnotched, untoothed -- (having no notches)
          Also See-> simple#6, unsubdivided#1; compound#1

Sense 4
fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth -- (smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina")
       => graceful (vs. awkward) -- (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution)

Sense 5
legato (vs. staccato), smooth -- ((music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage")

Sense 6
smooth (vs. rough) -- (of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence; "a smooth ride")

Sense 7
smooth -- (lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly")
       => easy (vs. difficult) -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

Sense 8
placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled -- ((of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water")
       => calm (vs. stormy) -- ((of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas")

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