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Wiktionary

  1. softnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    hardness

  2. softnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    hardness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. softnessnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    unmanliness, fuzziness, gentleness, fogginess, balminess, blurriness, indistinctness, effeminateness, effeminacy, sissiness, womanishness, unfitness, mildness

    Antonyms:
    intensity, sharpness, loudness, volume, hardness, distinctness

  2. unfitness, softnessnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    fuzziness, gentleness, mildness, balminess, blurriness, indistinctness, fogginess, effeminateness, effeminacy, sissiness, inability, womanishness, unmanliness, unfitness

    Antonyms:
    volume, distinctness, loudness, sharpness, intensity, hardness

  3. balminess, softnessnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fuzziness, gentleness, mildness, balminess, blurriness, indistinctness, fogginess, effeminateness, effeminacy, sissiness, womanishness, unmanliness, unfitness

    Antonyms:
    intensity, loudness, hardness, sharpness, volume, distinctness

  4. softnessnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    unmanliness, fuzziness, gentleness, fogginess, balminess, blurriness, indistinctness, effeminateness, effeminacy, sissiness, womanishness, unfitness, mildness

    Antonyms:
    volume, sharpness, hardness, intensity, loudness, distinctness

  5. softnessnoun

    a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency

    "and in softness almost beyond hearing"

    Synonyms:
    unmanliness, fuzziness, gentleness, fogginess, balminess, blurriness, indistinctness, effeminateness, effeminacy, sissiness, womanishness, unfitness, mildness

    Antonyms:
    intensity, loudness, sharpness, hardness, volume, distinctness

  6. softnessnoun

    a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare

    "the softness of the morning sky"

    Synonyms:
    unmanliness, fuzziness, gentleness, fogginess, balminess, blurriness, indistinctness, effeminateness, effeminacy, sissiness, womanishness, unfitness, mildness

    Antonyms:
    distinctness, hardness, sharpness, volume, intensity, loudness

  7. gentleness, softness, mildnessnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    unmanliness, gentleness, mildness, unfitness, indistinctness, womanishness, lenience, fuzziness, blurriness, clemency, leniency, effeminateness, gradualness, fogginess, lenity, sissiness, balminess, effeminacy

    Antonyms:
    distinctness, intensity, volume, hardness, loudness, sharpness

  8. indistinctness, softness, blurriness, fogginess, fuzzinessnoun

    the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines

    Synonyms:
    unmanliness, gentleness, mildness, unfitness, indistinctness, womanishness, fog, murkiness, balminess, blurriness, effeminateness, murk, fogginess, fuzziness, sissiness, effeminacy

    Antonyms:
    volume, distinctness, sharpness, intensity, hardness, loudness

  9. effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, womanishness, unmanlinessnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    unmanliness, gentleness, sissiness, mildness, balminess, indistinctness, fogginess, effeminateness, effeminacy, fuzziness, blurriness, womanishness, unfitness

    Antonyms:
    distinctness, intensity, sharpness, hardness, volume, loudness

  10. softnessnoun

    a disposition to be lenient in judging others

    "softness is not something permitted of good leaders"

    Synonyms:
    unmanliness, fuzziness, gentleness, fogginess, balminess, blurriness, indistinctness, effeminateness, effeminacy, sissiness, womanishness, unfitness, mildness

    Antonyms:
    volume, loudness, sharpness, intensity, hardness, distinctness

Editors Contribution

  1. gentleness, careful, soft to the touch, kindness

    softness of heart means someone who gives way easily due to compassion or empathy. softness of a material means it is comfortable, smooth and soft to the touch.

    the baby snuggled down onto the softness of her freshly-laundered blanket.

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 7, 2021  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. softnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    mellowness, impressibility, plasticity, flaccidity, fictility, emollescence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "softness":

    sweetness, smoothness, gentleness

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How to use softness in a sentence?

  1. Brenda Kelly:

    There is softness on the market on concerns over the Chinese economy.

  2. Michael Bayley:

    Certainly some of the softness we see in Europe — the Caribbean is the beneficiary of that, a lot of people who were planning to go to Europe are going to the Caribbean and Alaska.

  3. Di Maio:

    The key to the process is to design the pressure release rate not to stress the dough, which likes to expand gently, we mainly studied how dough behaves with and without yeast -- how the softness changes with leavening( rising), and how the dough responds to a temperature program during baking.

  4. Jason Verstak:

    For softness, luxury and graceful aging, pure wool carpet is hard to beat, in addition to its natural, sustainable and insulating properties, wool carpet is also easy to maintain.

  5. Clifford Sloan:

    Stevenswas probably one of the least known justices publicly, and its ironic because he has had as big an impact of the Supreme Court and on American society as any justice, but his niceness and his unassuming manner should not be mistaken for any kind of softness. He has the sharpest mind Ive ever encountered.


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