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See definition of smoothing on Dictionary.com
  • as inabrasive
  • as inrub

synonyms for smoothing

  • abrading
  • coarse
  • grinding
  • gritty
  • polishing
  • rough
  • scratching
  • erosive
  • scuffing
  • sharpening
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antonyms for smoothing

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  • fine
  • fine-grained
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    How to use smoothing in a sentence

    She sat with her back to the light, bunching the cloth up into little folds, then smoothing it out again.
    THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
    Smoothing her face and ringlets, she regained the parlor by one door, as Morton left it by another.
    ALONEMARION HARLAND
    "Papa's dear baby boy," the captain said, smoothing his curls and smiling down into the pretty blue eyes.
    ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
    Under the spell of his persuasive speech, it was amazing to see the judges smoothing their wrinkled fronts.
    REMINISCENCES OF CHARLES BRADLAUGHGEORGE W. FOOTE
    Grind one edge of the file round and polish it for smoothing and burnishing purposes.
    THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
    Fallacies of different orders often herd or cluster together in this fashion, one smoothing the way for another.
    A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
    At last gently smoothing back her hair, which was really bright and glossy, he said, "Who told you that you were so ugly looking?"
    THE ENGLISH ORPHANSMARY JANE HOLMES
    "I am not going to scold you, Esther," she said, smoothing out my curls.
    SCOTTISH GHOST STORIESELLIOTT O'DONNELL
    "Oh they'll fight it hard; they'll put up Kingsbury," said Nick, smoothing his hat.
    THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
    "You have been sick," she whispered softly, smoothing his pillow.
    THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
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    WORDS RELATED TO SMOOTHING

    • abrading
    • coarse
    • erosive
    • grinding
    • gritty
    • polishing
    • rough
    • scratching
    • scuffing
    • sharpening
    • smoothing
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.