One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her hair was combed smoothly back from her forehead’
evenly, level, flat, flush, as flat as a pancake, horizontally
2‘the door closed smoothly behind them’
steadily, frictionlessly, fluidly, fluently, without bumping, without jerking
3‘he was happy that the day had gone smoothly’
without a hitch, like clockwork, with no trouble, without difficulty, easily, effortlessly, as planned, to plan, according to plan, swimmingly, satisfactorily, very well
informal like a dream, like magic
4‘‘All taken care of,’ he said smoothly’
suavely, urbanely, calmly, evenly, placidly
glibly, persuasively, slickly, ingratiatingly, unctuously
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