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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softeningadjective

    the process of becoming softer

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


  2. demulcent, emollient, salving, softeningadjective

    having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

    emollient, salving, demulcent


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. softeningadjective

    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. Ben Cahill:

    All eyes are on the August 3 OPEC+ meeting. If the Saudis and the UAE want to raise output, they will do it via OPEC+. But we have to keep in mind the demand picture is softening. I’m not sure these countries are convinced the market needs more crude supply.

  2. Mona Mahajan:

    We'll be watching the data particularly around retail sales and consumer confidence, we'll continue to monitor the softening in manufacturing and inflation as well, but more important for the U.S. economic picture is the consumer right now.

  3. Jonathan Miller:

    People from Manhattan are looking to Brooklyn for space and rents are softening everywhere.

  4. Harrison Fleming:

    I'm struggling to identify a clear direction at the moment but, I'm becoming increasingly bearish due to non-OPEC supply and softening global demand, i don't see any resolution to the Middle East tensions in the near term... I do see this theme providing more of an excuse for oil to remain trading in a range for the next month or two.

  5. 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.


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