Dictionary Results for softness


1. softness - noun

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

Hypernym(s): consistency, consistence, substance, body

Antonym(s): hardness




2. softness - noun

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

Synonym(s): unfitness

Hypernym(s): ill_health, unhealthiness, health_problem




3. softness - noun

· the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing; "the day's heat faded into balminess"; "the climate had the softness of the south of France"

Synonym(s): balminess

Hypernym(s): mildness, clemency




4. softness - noun

· a state of declining economic condition; "orders have recently picked up after a period of extreme softness"; "he attributes the disappointing results to softness in the economy"

Hypernym(s): economic_condition




5. softness - noun

· a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency; "and in softness almost beyond hearing"

Hypernym(s): sound_property

Antonym(s): loudness




6. softness - noun

· a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare; "the softness of the morning sky"

Hypernym(s): visual_property




7. softness - noun

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

Synonym(s): gentleness, mildness

Hypernym(s): manner, personal_manner




8. softness - noun

· the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines

Synonym(s): indistinctness, blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness

Hypernym(s): opacity, opaqueness

Antonym(s): sharpness




9. softness - noun

· the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man); "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"

Synonym(s): effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, womanishness, unmanliness

Hypernym(s): femininity, muliebrity




10. softness - noun

· a disposition to be lenient in judging others; "softness is not something permitted of good leaders"

Hypernym(s): indulgence, lenience, leniency





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