smoothly


smoothly
UK [ˈsmuːðlɪ] / US [ˈsmuðlɪ] adverb
1) without difficulty, problems, or delays

Her life had not been running smoothly.

For work to flow smoothly, proper preparations must be made.

2) in a relaxed and confident way that usually persuades people to do things. This word shows that you do not trust this type of behaviour

"I wouldn't worry about it," she said smoothly.

3) with a movement that is easy and well controlled

The drawers slid smoothly in and out without a sound.

4) in a way that produces a smooth, even surface

smoothly polished wood


English dictionary. 2014.

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