the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
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"
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"
a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
"and in softness almost beyond hearing"
a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare
"the softness of the morning sky"
gentleness, softness, mildness(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"
unmanliness, gentleness, mildness, unfitness, indistinctness, womanishness, lenience, fuzziness, blurriness, clemency, leniency, effeminateness, gradualness, fogginess, lenity, sissiness, balminess, effeminacy
indistinctness, softness, blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness(noun)
the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, womanishness, unmanliness(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"
a disposition to be lenient in judging others
"softness is not something permitted of good leaders"
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We've connected compassion and emotion and kindness and softness as feminine traits. The great thing about today is the boundaries are being blurred. it was a great responsibility to play this character. I definitely felt the weight of history. I felt the weight of the family.
Carpet adds a layer of softness and warmth that hard floor sometimes can’t give you.
As you know, our primary softness has been centered around Frappuccino.
It seems to me that it is these extremists who are advocating a soft approach. Their oversimplifications and their baseless generalizations reflect the softness of those who cannot bear to face the burdens of a continuing struggle against a powerful and resourceful enemy. A truly tough approach, in my judgment, is one which accepts the challenge of communism with the courage and determination to meet it with every instrumentality of foreign policypolitical and economic as well as military, and with the willingness to see the struggle through as far into the future as may be necessary. Those who seek to meet the challengeor, in reality, to evade itby bold adventures abroad and witch hunts at home are the real devotees of softnessthe softness of seeking escape from painful realities by resort to illusory panaceas.
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.
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