Definition of 'softness'
- the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
- 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
- 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"
- 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"
- a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency; "and in softness almost beyond hearing"
Antonyms: volume loudness intensity
- a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare; "the softness of the morning sky"
- 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
- the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
Synonyms: indistinctness blurriness fogginess fuzziness
Antonyms: distinctness sharpness distinctness sharpness
- 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
- a disposition to be lenient in judging others; "softness is not something permitted of good leaders"