(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Evenness of surface
1. smoothness, polish, gloss, glaze, sheen; slickness, slipperiness; blandness; evenness. See texture, friction.
2. (evenness) level, velvet, silk, satin; glass, ice; flatness. See horizontal.
3. (smoothing element) plane, roller, steamroller; sandpaper, abrasive, hone; buffer, burnisher, polisher; wax, varnish; iron, mangle; Teflon, graphite; oil.
1. smooth, plane; file; mow, shave; level, roll; unroll, unfurl; pave; polish, rub, shine, buff, burnish, calender, glaze; varnish, wax; iron, press; lubricate; sand.
2. slip, slide, glide (see travel, descent).
1. smooth; polished, even; level; plane, flat, horizontal;sleek, glossy; silken, silky; downy, velvet[y]; slippery, glassy; greasy, oily; soft, unwrinkled; smooth as glass, silk, ice, or velvet; slippery as an eel; bald [as an egg or billiard ball].
2. slippery, greasy, oily, slick, unctuous, lubricating.
Antonyms, see roughness.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. evenness, levelness, sleekness; see regularity .

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