smoothness

smooth ADJECTIVE 1) having an even and regular surface; free from projections or indentations. 2) (of a liquid) having an even consistency; without lumps. 3) (of movement) without jerks. 4) without problems or difficulties. 5) charming in a suave or excessively ingratiating way. 6) (of a flavour) without harshness or bitterness.
VERB (also smoothe) 1) make smooth. 2) (often smooth over) deal successfully with (a problem).
DERIVATIVES smoothly adverb smoothness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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