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Smooth, adj. 1) having an even surface; opposed to rough: “my s. moist hand,” Ven. 143. “thy sleek s. head,” Mids. IV, 1, 3. “why are our bodies soft and weak and s.” Shr. V, 2, 165. “Diana's lip is not more s.” Tw. I, 4, 32. “wears his boots very s.” H4B II, 4, 270. “my s. body,” Hml. I, 5, 73. “s. as alablaster,” Oth. V, 2, 5.
2) level: “the path is s. that leadeth on to danger,” Ven. 788. Used of waters, == gently flowing, not ruffled: “the sea being s.” Troil. I, 3, 34.
Adverbially: “the course of true love never did run s.” Mids. I, 1, 134. “s. runs the water where the brook is deep,” H6B III, 1, 53. Metaphorically: “with such a s., discreet and stable bearing,” Tw. IV, 3, 19. “how s. and even they do bear themselves,” H5 II, 2, 3. “to bear all s. and even,” Hml. IV, 3, 7.
3) bland, mild, gentle, insinuative: “hath ta'en from me the show of s. civility,” As II, 7, 96. “I have been politic with my friend, s. with mine enemy,” V, 4, 47. “my condition, which hath been s. as oil,” H4A I, 3, 7. “s. tongue,” II, 4, 79. “my condition not s.” H5 V, 2, 314. “s. Duke Humphrey,” H6B III, 1, 65. “in this s. discourse,” H6C III, 3, 88. “most smiling, s., detested parasites,” Tim. III, 6, 104. “he hath a person and a s. dispose to be suspected,” Oth. I, 3, 403.
Adverbially: “looks cheerfully and s. to-day,” R3 III, 4, 50. “so s. he daubed his vice with show of virtue,” III, 5, 29.
4) easy and elegant, free from anything displeasing or indecent: “thy verse swells with stuff so fine and s.” Tim. V, 1, 87.
5) perfectly agreeable and acceptable, not alloyed with any painful sensation or difficulty: “s. and welcome news,” H4A I, 1, 66. they bring s. comforts false, H4B Ind. H4A I, 1, 66 “s. success be strewed before your feet,” Ant. I, 3, 100.
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