What is the opposite of smoothly?

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Adverb
Opposite of easily, without much difficulty
Adverb
Opposite of in a smooth way
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for having an even surface with no roughness, bumps, or holes
Adverb
Opposite of in a smooth way
Adverb
Opposite of without difficulty or effort
“Most of those people are just strenuously trying to make a living, sometimes surrounded by a hostile environment.”
Adverb
Opposite of smoothly and satisfactorily
Adverb
Opposite of in a way or manner that is pleasing
“Thank you for staying my hand when I was tempted to pen a nasty review of someone who'd written unkindly about my books.”
Adverb
Opposite of in a pleasing or satisfying manner
“The day went badly. The weather was bad and the kids were complaining.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for having a glossy finish
“They are made with two pieces of rubber compound, glued together to form a hollow sphere and buffed to a matte finish.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for free from interruptions or stoppages
“His reluctance to commit himself to one genre has undoubtedly been a contributing factor to his stop-start success.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for without obstructions or difficulties
“Going on holidays with children can be both an exciting and fraught prospect.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for polite, elegant, and sophisticated in manner
“He was said to be boorish, unmannerly, argumentative, moody and addicted to reading, of all things.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for not harsh in taste
“Saffron has a spicy, pungent, bitter taste and a tenacious odor, so only a very small amount is needed to give flavor and color.”
Adverb
(of voice or tone) Opposite of adverb for sweet or melodious to the ear
“Occasionally, I can hear the raucous squawk of a seagull in search of a discarded fish supper.”
Adverb
(of a mixture) Opposite of adverb for free from lumps
“After several attempts of mixing and folding the cake mixture, it was still lumpy and inconsistent.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for clean-shaven
“I see a thin, bearded guy wearing a thick turtleneck sweater, spooning coffee into a mug in his small flat, scowling at the newspaper.”
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