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, 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"
unmanliness, gentleness, mildness, unfitness, indistinctness, womanishness, lenience, fuzziness, blurriness, clemency, leniency, effeminateness, gradualness, fogginess, lenity, sissiness, balminess, effeminacy
indistinctness, softness, blurriness, fogginess, fuzzinessnoun
the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
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"
a disposition to be lenient in judging others
"softness is not something permitted of good leaders"
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
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We saw weakness in more U.S. durable goods, but one can track that directly to softness in manufacturing and oil, which is distinct from the strength across the service sector, nonetheless, it strengthens the hand of those pointing to the Fed doing less, and questions the case of the USD bulls.
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.
Your volume speaks volumes. Be aware of your dynamics, your tones as well as the loudness and softness of your voice on the phone and in person.
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.
As you know, our primary softness has been centered around Frappuccino.
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