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    softness - Dictionary definition and meaning for word softness

    Definition
    (noun) the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded Definition
    (noun) poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    Synonyms : unfitness
    Definition
    (noun) the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing
    Synonyms : balminess
    Example Sentence
    • the day's heat faded into balminess
    • the climate had the softness of the south of France
    Definition
    (noun) a state of declining economic condition
    Example Sentence
    • orders have recently picked up after a period of extreme softness
    • he attributes the disappointing results to softness in the economy
    Definition
    (noun) a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
    Example Sentence
    • and in softness almost beyond hearing
    Definition
    (noun) a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare
    Example Sentence
    • the softness of the morning sky
    Definition
    (noun) acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
    Synonyms : gentleness , mildness
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines Definition
    (noun) the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a disposition to be lenient in judging others
    Example Sentence
    • softness is not something permitted of good leaders
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