Definition of Softness in English :

Define Softness in English

Softness meaning in English

Meaning of Softness in English

Pronunciation of Softness in English

Softness pronunciation in English

Pronounce Softness in English


see synonyms of softness

1. softness

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

2. softness, unfitness

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

3. balminess, softness

the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing

Example Sentences:
'the day's heat faded into balminess'
'the climate had the softness of the south of France'

4. softness

a state of declining economic condition

Example Sentences:
'orders have recently picked up after a period of extreme softness'
'he attributes the disappointing results to softness in the economy'

5. softness

a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency

Example Sentences:
'and in softness almost beyond hearing'

6. softness

a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare

Example Sentences:
'the softness of the morning sky'

7. gentleness, mildness, softness

acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered

Example Sentences:
'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'

8. blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness, indistinctness, softness

the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines

9. effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, unmanliness, womanishness

the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)

Example Sentences:
'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'

10. softness

a disposition to be lenient in judging others

Example Sentences:
'softness is not something permitted of good leaders'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


see synonyms of softness
the quality or an instance of being soft
2. metallurgy
the tendency of a metal to distort easily
brittleness (sense 2), toughness (sense 2)

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see synonyms of softness
adj. soft·er, soft·est
a. Yielding readily to pressure or weight: a soft melon; a soft pillow.
b. Easily molded, cut, or worked: soft wood.
c. Sports Not tense and therefore capable of absorbing the impact of a ball or puck and of catching, receiving, or controlling it: a receiver with soft hands.
2. Out of condition; flabby: got soft sitting at a desk all day.
3. Smooth or fine to the touch: a soft fabric; soft fur.
a. Not loud, harsh, or irritating: a soft voice.
b. Not brilliant or glaring; subdued: soft colors.
5. Not sharply drawn or delineated: soft charcoal shading; a scene filmed in soft focus.
6. Mild; balmy: a soft breeze.
a. Tender or affectionate: a soft glance.
b. Attracted or emotionally involved: He has been soft on her for years.
c. Not stern; lenient: a coach who was soft on his players.
d. Lacking strength of character; weak: too soft for the pressure of being a spy.
e. Informal Simple-minded or foolish: He's soft in the head.
a. Not demanding or difficult; easy: a soft job.
b. Based on conciliation or compromise: took a soft line toward their opponents.
c. Gradually declining in trend; not firm: a soft economy; a soft computer market.
d. Sports Scored on a shot that the goalie should have blocked: a soft goal.
9. Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts: limited the discussion to soft topics.
10. Using or based on data that is not readily quantifiable or amenable to experimental verification or refutation: The lawyer downplayed the soft evidence.
11. Softcore.
12. Being a turn in a specific direction at an angle less acute than other possible routes: a soft right.
13. Of or relating to a paper currency as distinct from a hard currency backed by gold.
14. Having low dissolved mineral content: soft water.
a. Nonalcoholic.
b. Nonaddictive or mildly addictive. Used of certain drugs.
16. Having a low or lower power of penetration: soft x-rays.
17. Linguistics
a. Sibilant rather than guttural, as c in certain and g in gem.
b. Voiced and weakly articulated: a soft consonant.
c. Palatalized, as certain consonants in Slavic languages.
18. Unprotected against or vulnerable to attack: a soft target.
In a soft manner; gently.

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