Antonyms for smooth

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : smooth
Phonetic Transcription : smuð

Definition of smooth

Origin :
  • Old English smoð "smooth, serene, calm," variant of smeðe "free from roughness, not harsh, polished; soft; suave; agreeable," of unknown origin and with no known cognates. Of words, looks, "pleasant, polite, sincere" late 14c., but later "flattering, insinuating" (mid-15c.). Slang meaning "superior, classy, clever" is attested from 1893. Sense of "stylish" is from 1922.
  • Smooth-bore in reference to guns is from 1812. smooth talk (v.) is recorded from 1950. A 1599 dictionary has smoothboots "a flatterer, a faire spoken man, a cunning tongued fellow." The usual Old English form was smeðe, and there is a dialectal smeeth found in places names, e.g. Smithfield, Smedley.
  • adj level, unwrinkled; flowing
  • adj suave in behavior
  • verb make level
  • verb make peace
Example sentences :
  • "You see we do not follow the English style," said the smooth hostess to Philip.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • We are charged with the sacred duty of making their path as smooth and easy as we can.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Why, truly, his last will shewed what effect your smooth obligingness had upon him!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The joint is jagged in lamb, but smooth and round in mutton.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The smooth, complacent-faced man in front of him made him realize this.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • If you'd been onto your job, things would have been smooth as silk.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • That is why his face was so smooth and cold, his eyes so dull and his voice so monotonous.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • It will blunt the keen edge of sorrow, and smooth the asperities of adversity.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • When it is thick and smooth, take it off, and pour it into an earthen pan.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • In the mean time, beat four eggs till they are thick and smooth.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie

Synonyms for smooth

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