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smoothness Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
    • admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs
    • some artists prefer the smoothness of a board
  2. noun powerful and effective language
    eloquence; fluency.
    • his eloquence attracted a large congregation
    • fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police
  3. noun the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
    suavity; blandness; suaveness.
  4. noun 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
  5. noun the quality of being free from errors or interruptions
    • the five-speed manual gearbox is smoothness personified

Smooth"ness noun
  1. Quality or state of being smooth.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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