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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softening(noun)

    the process of becoming softer

    "refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit"; "he observed the softening of iron by heat"

    Synonyms:
    shit, fuzz, papal bull, pig, copper, strapper, bruiser, bull's eye, crap, bullshit, cop, horseshit, dogshit, bull

  2. demulcent, emollient, salving, softening(adj)

    having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

    Synonyms:
    affair, matter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. softening(a)

    Synonyms:
    demulcent, lenient, assuasive, emollient, relaxing, mollient, mollifying

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "softening":

    sweetening, relaxation, easing, weakening

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  1. Angus Gluskie:

    The most notable influence on markets recently has been the quarterly reporting in the U.S, which has shown a softening of outcomes relative to expectations, investors remain cautious on the Chinese outlook notwithstanding the uptick in a small number of indicators.

  2. Patty Sheehan:

    They did not die in vain because of what is happening right now, if you are softening your hearts, and there has been a change of heart, thank you.

  3. Yang Hai:

    The U.S. raising rates would trigger fresh fears of capital flight, so leaving the rates unchanged is positive, though mildly, regulators' softening stance in the clean-up of illegal margin financing is also market-soothing. The market had expected an end-September deadline, but obviously, it's not the case.

  4. Mutsumi Kagawa:

    The economy is softening and will soften for now. But whether the U.S. is entering a recession is still debatable, lower bond yields will support the economy while (U.S. President Donald) Trump is likely to take steps to support the economy as he seeks re-election. The economy could pick up later this year.

  5. Rachel Kyte:

    Lots of those pieces are now more in place than they have ever been, but everything is cyclical, and now we are starting to see a little bit of softening in demand from developing countries because of oil.

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