adjective, smooth·er, smooth·est.
verb (used with object)
Origin of smooth
Synonyms for smooth
Related Words for smoothestpolished, sleek, gentle, mild, effortless, tranquil, silky, creamy, easy, stable, flat, serene, continuous, fluid, uneventful, peaceful, soft, steady, quiet, glossy
Examples from the Web for smoothest
Contemporary Examples of smoothest
Either it was unintentional or she is the smoothest trickster ever, because she never reacts to it.11 News Anchor Flubs: Tom Brokaw on Ambien, Weather Penis, and More
December 18, 2013
All of us know that AA isn't having the smoothest go of things as it attempts to navigate its way out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Think American Airlines Is Rotten? You Have No Idea How Good You Have It
October 11, 2012
Historical Examples of smoothest
Our course had been rather devious also, in order to obtain the smoothest path.Field and Forest
The smoothest stretch of ice was right down the center of the Parade.The Corner House Girls at School
Grace Brooks Hill
He bent upon her, for all the weight of his question, his smoothest stare.The Finer Grain
Show us your worst and we can face it, but it is when you are sweetest and smoothest that we have most to fear from you.A Desert Drama
A. Conan Doyle
The reverse was the case, as she was one of the smoothest, suavest persons you ever met.She and I, Volume 1
John Conroy Hutcheson
- suave or persuasive, esp as suggestive of insincerity
- (in combination)smooth-tongued
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for smooth
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.
late Old English smoþ "to make smooth," replacing smeðan "to smooth, soften, polish; appease, soothe;" smeðian "smoothen, become smooth," from the source of smooth (adj.). Meaning "to make smooth" is c.1200. Related: Smoothed; smoothing. Middle English also had a verb form smoothen (mid-14c.).
In addition to the idioms beginning with smooth
- smooth as silk
- smooth over
- smooth sailing
- take the rough with the smooth