Definition of Smoothness

1. Noun. A texture without roughness; smooth to the touch. "Some artists prefer the smoothness of a board"

Generic synonyms: Texture
Specialized synonyms: Silkiness, Sleekness, Slick, Slickness, Slip, Slipperiness, Fineness, Powderiness, Burnish, Gloss, Glossiness, Polish
Antonyms: Roughness
Derivative terms: Smooth

2. Noun. Powerful and effective language. "His oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police"
Exact synonyms: Eloquence, Fluency
Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style
Derivative terms: Eloquent, Fluent

3. Noun. The quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner.
Exact synonyms: Blandness, Suaveness, Suavity
Generic synonyms: Graciousness
Derivative terms: Bland, Smooth, Suave, Suave, Suave

4. Noun. The quality of having a level and even surface. "The weather system of the Pacific is determined by the uninterrupted smoothness of the ocean"
Generic synonyms: Evenness, Invariability
Derivative terms: Smooth, Smooth

5. Noun. The quality of being free from errors or interruptions. "The five-speed manual gearbox is smoothness personified"
Generic synonyms: Effortlessness
Derivative terms: Smooth, Smooth, Smooth, Smooth

Definition of Smoothness

1. n. Quality or state of being smooth.

Definition of Smoothness

1. Noun. The condition of being smooth. ¹

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Definition of Smoothness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smoothness

smoothhound shark
smoothing iron
smoothing irons
smoothing plane
smoothness (current term)

Literary usage of Smoothness

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1. Mental Science: A Compendium of Psychology, and the History of Philosophy by Alexander Bain (1870)
"His theory leads him to put an especial stress on the beauty of smoothness, a quality so essential to beauty, he says, that he cannot recollect anything ..."

2. A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and by Edmund Burke, Abraham Mills (1844)
"smoothness. THE next property constantly observable in such objects is smoothness :* a quality so essential to beauty, that I do not now recollect any thing ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"smoothness THE next property constantly observable in such objects is smoothness:1 a quality so essential to beauty, that I do not now recollect anything ..."

4. A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: Comprising the by William Mitchell Gillespie (1872)
"smoothness is not only essential to comfort, but even more so to economy of ... It is essential to the preservation of smoothness, except in the case of ..."

5. An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste by Richard Payne Knight (1806)
"smoothness being properly a quality perceivable only by the touch, and applied metaphorically to the objects of the other senses, we often apply it very ..."

6. A Treatise on Forming, Improving, and Managing Country Residences: And on by John Claudius Loudon (1806)
"The eye acquires a knowledge of some of these qualities by experience; thus roughness is discerned by the abrupt union of light and shade; smoothness by ..."

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