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softness

noun

1 softness

The property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded.

Roget 822: sensibility, sensibleness, sensitiveness; moral sensibility; impressibility, affectibility; susceptibleness, susceptibility, susceptivity; mobility; vivacity, vivaciousness; tenderness, softness; ... show more

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Roget 324: softness, pliableness etc. adj.; flexibility; pliancy, pliability; sequacity, malleability; ductility, tractility; extendibility, extensibility; ... show more

Polish: miękkość



2 softness

Poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury).

synonym: unfitness.

3 softness

The quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing:
— The climate had the softness of the south of France.

synonym: balminess.

4 softness

A state of declining economic condition.

5 softness

A sound property that is free from loudness or stridency.

Polish: miękkość

6 softness

A visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare.

Polish: miękkość

7 softness

Acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered:
— Suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby.

synonyms: gentleness, mildness.

Dutch: minzaamheid
Polish: delikatność

8 softness

The quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines.

synonyms: blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness, indistinctness.

Dutch: onduidelijkheid, onscherpte, vaagheid
Polish: niewyraźność

9 softness

The trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man):
— 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, unmanliness, womanishness.

Dutch: effeminatie, verwijfd, verwijfdheid
Polish: niemęskość, zniewieściałość

10 softness

A disposition to be lenient in judging others.

Polish: miękkość


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