HyperDic: softness

English > 10 senses of the word softness:
NOUNattributesoftnessthe property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
statesoftness, unfitnesspoor physical condition
statesoftness, balminessthe quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing
statesoftnessa state of declining economic condition
attributesoftnessa sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
attributesoftnessa visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare
attributesoftness, gentleness, mildnessacting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
attributesoftness, indistinctness, blurriness, fogginess, fuzzinessthe quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
attributesoftness, effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, womanishness, unmanlinessthe trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
attributesoftnessa disposition to be lenient in judging / judging others
softness > pronunciation
Soundssao'fnahs; sao'ftnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded.
Narrowercompressibility, squeezability, sponginessThe property of being able to occupy less space
downiness, featheriness, fluffinessA light softness
flabbiness, limpness, flaccidityA flabby softness
mushiness, pulpinessA mushy pulpy softness
Broaderconsistency, consistence, substance, bodyThe property of holding together and retaining its shape
OppositehardnessThe property of being rigid and resistant to pressure
Spanishblandura
Adjectivessoftyielding readily to pressure or weight
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningPoor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury).
Synonymunfitness
Narrowerdisability, disablement, handicap, impairmentThe condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
infirmity, frailty, debility, feebleness, frailness, valetudinarianismThe state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
Broaderill health, unhealthiness, health problemA state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
Oppositefitness, physical fitnessGood physical condition
Spanishfalta de salud, mala salud
Adjectivessoftout of condition
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing.
Example "the climate had the softness of the south of France"
Synonymbalminess
Broadermildness, clemencygood weather with comfortable temperatures
Adjectivessoftmild and pleasant
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA state of declining economic condition.
Examples
  • "orders have recently picked up after a period of extreme softness"
  • "he attributes the disappointing results to softness in the economy"
Broadereconomic conditionThe condition of the economy
Adjectivessoft(of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningA sound property that is free from loudness or stridency.
Example"and in softness almost beyond hearing"
Narrowerdecrescendo, diminuendo(music) a gradual decrease in loudness
faintnessBarely audible
piano, pianissimo(music) low loudness
Broadersound propertyAn attribute of sound
Oppositevolume, loudness, intensityThe magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
Spanishsuavidad
Adjectivessoft(of speech sounds)
soft(of sound) relatively low in volume
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningA visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare.
Example"the softness of the morning sky"
Broadervisual propertyAn attribute of vision
Adjectivessoftnot brilliant or glaring
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 7, attribute
MeaningActing in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered.
Example "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"
Synonymsgentleness, mildness
Broadermanner, personal mannerA way of acting or behaving
Spanishamabilidad, gentileza, mansuetud, suavidad
Catalanamabilitat, gentilesa, mansuetud, suavitat
Adjectivessoftcompassionate and kind
softwilling to negotiate and compromise / compromise
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 8, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines.
Synonymsindistinctness, blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness
Narrowerdimness, faintnessThe quality of being dim or lacking contrast
vaguenessindistinctness of shape or character
Broaderopacity, opaquenessThe quality of being opaque to a degree
Oppositedistinctness, sharpnessThe quality of being sharp and clear
Spanishindistinción, vaguedad
Catalanindistinció, vaguetat
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 9, attribute
MeaningThe trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man).
Example "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"
Synonymseffeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, womanishness, unmanliness
NarroweremasculationLoss of power and masculinity
Broaderfemininity, muliebrityThe trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
Usage ofdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
Spanishafeminación, afeminamiento, pluma
Catalanploma
English > softness: 10 senses > noun 10, attribute
MeaningA disposition to be lenient in judging / judging others.
Example"softness is not something permitted of good leaders"
Broaderindulgence, lenience, leniencyA disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
Spanishdelicadeza, dulzura
Adjectivessofttolerant or lenient

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