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Definition 1: the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded - [noun denoting attribute]

(softness is a kind of ...) the property of holding together and retaining its shape

"wool has more body than rayon" "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"

(... is a kind of softness ) the property of being able to occupy less space

(... is a kind of softness ) a light softness

(... is a kind of softness ) a flabby softness

(... is a kind of softness ) a mushy pulpy softness

Definition 2: a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where softness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • and in softness almost beyond hearing

(softness is a kind of ...) an attribute of sound

(... is a kind of softness ) barely audible

(... is a kind of softness ) (music) a gradual decrease in loudness

(... is a kind of softness ) (music) low loudness

Definition 3: a disposition to be lenient in judging others - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where softness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • softness is not something permitted of good leaders

(softness is a kind of ...) a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

"too much indulgence spoils a child"

Definition 4: acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where softness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for softness in the sense of this definition

(softness is a kind of ...) a way of acting or behaving

Definition 5: the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where softness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy
  • Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness
  • he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him

Synonyms for softness in the sense of this definition

(softness is a kind of ...) the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women

(... is a kind of softness ) loss of power and masculinity

(softness is used in the usage domain ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

Definition 6: the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for softness in the sense of this definition

(softness is a kind of ...) the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light

(... is a kind of softness ) the quality of being dim or lacking contrast

(... is a kind of softness ) indistinctness of shape or character

"the scene had the swirling vagueness of a painting by Turner"

Definition 7: a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where softness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the softness of the morning sky

(softness is a kind of ...) an attribute of vision

Definition 8: a state of declining economic condition - [noun denoting state]

Samples where softness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • orders have recently picked up after a period of extreme softness
  • he attributes the disappointing results to softness in the economy

(softness is a kind of ...) the condition of the economy

Definition 9: poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for softness in the sense of this definition

(softness is a kind of ...) a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain

(... is a kind of softness ) the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

(... is a kind of softness ) the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

"reading disability" "hearing impairment"

Definition 10: the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing - [noun denoting state]

Samples where softness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the day's heat faded into balminess
  • the climate had the softness of the south of France

Synonyms for softness in the sense of this definition

(softness is a kind of ...) good weather with comfortable temperatures

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