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softness

Roget category 324

3. Words relating to matter
3.2. Inorganic matter
›› 3.2.1. Solid matter

#324. Softness

noun

softness, pliableness etc. adj. — flexibilitypliancy, pliabilitysequacity, malleabilityductility, tractilityextendibility, extensibilityplasticityinelasticity, flaccidity, laxity.
penetrability.
clay, wax, butter, dough, puddingalumina, argilcushion, pillow, feather bed, down, padding, waddingfoam.
mollificationsoftening etc. v..

verb

render soft etc. adj. — soften, mollify, mellow, relax, tempermash, knead, squash.
bend, yield, relent, relax, give.
plasticize'.

adjective

soft, tender, supplepliant, pliableflexible, flexilelithe, lithesomelissom, limber, plasticductiletractile, tractablemalleable, extensile, sequacious, inelasticaluminousremollient.
yielding etc. v. — flabby, limp, flimsy.
doughy, spongy, penetrable, foamy, cushiony.
flaccid, flocculent, downyedematous, oedematous, medullary [Anat.], argillaceous, mellow.
soft as butter, soft as down, soft as silkyielding as wax, tender as chicken.



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