Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being smooth, in any sense.
- n. The condition of being smooth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Quality or state of being smooth.
- n. the quality of having a level and even surface
- n. the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
- n. the quality of being free from errors or interruptions
- n. a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
- n. powerful and effective language
- From Middle English smethnes, *smothnes, from Old English smēþnes, *smōþnes ("smoothness, a smooth place, a level surface"), equivalent to smooth + -ness. (Wiktionary)
“It's a pilot, and I wouldn't say the nib is any worse in smoothness than my refillable Pilot fountain pens, though it's lighter.”
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“I think the lack of smoothness is part of the appeal.”
“Even so, her cheekbones were too high for his taste, symbols of that something in her character which did not go with his -- the dash of desperation, of vividness, that lack of a certain English smoothness, which always annoyed him.”
“Patients need to be aware that, in the past, thread lifts have had some problems with sutures rising to the surface and allowing only short-term smoothness; however, now results can last much longer.”
“under-the-hood" performance features include large drive-and-pinion gears to power fast retrieves and increase wind leverage, an easily accessed system for making centrifugal brake adjustments to control backlashes, and 10 antirust bearings that maintain smoothness for the life of the reel.”
“And for some reason when he doesn’t look but just feels my legs … he thinks the silky smoothness is from shaving and not the nice pelt I have been cultivating.”
“Although the orris is not the same as the original batch, Sahleb maintains its buttery, milky smoothness, which is what it's all about.”
“Thus the ability to be divided indefinitely, or as we say, infinite divisibility, is central to the idea of smoothness here.”
“I closed my eyes, recalling the smoothness of her skin when she was twenty-one.”
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by Elizabeth Bishop
Land lies in water; it is shadowed green.
Shadows, or are they shallows, at its edges
showing the line of long sea-weeded ledges
where weeds hang ...
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