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

Simply smooth a little on your face at night, lie back and say goodbye to dull and lifeless skin.

We lapped the track a few times at a walk, trot and canter and the horse went through it pretty smoothly.

The play is a little overlong and would benefit from cuts, but each scene is interesting and changes are smoothly executed.

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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

The extended period of damage was probably brought on by the cool/wet growing conditions.

The bombardment of the GPO had fascinated MacMurrough: the annunciatory puffs of smoke and the flames that roared to greet them; then the crashing gun’s report, the shell’s eruption—an illogical sequence, effect before cause, an object lesson in the madness of war.

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

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