smooth vs rough

smooth

Definitions

adjective

  1. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
  2. smooth and unconstrained in movement
  3. of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
  4. (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
  5. of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence
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verb

  1. make (a surface) shine
  2. free from obstructions
  3. make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

noun

  1. the act of smoothing

Examples

Having a smooth bore . Use of a gun barrel.

Your pores should appear minimised and your face will feel smooth.

The course of true love never did run smooth

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rough

Definitions

adjective

  1. having or caused by an irregular surface
  2. unpleasantly stern
  3. not perfected
  4. unkind or cruel or uncivil
  5. ready and able to resort to force or violence
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adverb

  1. with rough motion as over a rough surface
  2. with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')

verb

  1. prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

noun

  1. the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

Examples

It has half a bad novel inside it so I've never quite brought myself to throw it out.

Companies need to be able to handle surges, otherwise the cost of generating leads is wasted and prospective customers who cannot get through may get such a bad impression of the company that they do not bother calling back.

When the moment finally comes, one look through his cataract lenses is all it takes.

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