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Definition of 'softness'

Noun

  1. the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
       Antonyms: hardness
  2. poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
       Synonyms: unfitness poor shape bad condition
       Antonyms: fitness physical fitness good shape good condition
  3. the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing; "the day's heat faded into balminess"; "the climate had the softness of the south of France"
       Synonyms: balminess
  4. a state of declining financial condition; "orders have recently picked up after a period of extreme softness"; "he attributes the disappointing results to softness in the economy"
  5. a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency; "and in softness almost beyond hearing"
       Antonyms: volume loudness intensity
  6. a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare; "the softness of the morning sky"
  7. acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered; "his fingers have learned gentleness"; "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"; "even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"
       Synonyms: gentleness mildness
  8. the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
       Synonyms: indistinctness blurriness fogginess fuzziness
       Antonyms: distinctness sharpness distinctness sharpness
  9. the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man); "the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy"; "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"
       Synonyms: effeminacy effeminateness sissiness womanishness unmanliness
  10. a disposition to be lenient in judging others; "softness is not something permitted of good leaders"


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