What does softened mean?

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soft·ened

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softenedadjective

    toned down

  2. dull, muffled, muted, softenedadjective

    being or made softer or less loud or clear

    "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets"

Wiktionary

  1. softenedadjective

    Made soft.

  2. softenedadjective

    aspirated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Softened

    of Soften

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of softened in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of softened in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of softened in a Sentence

  1. Sam Khater:

    Mortgage rates have increased 1.5 % points over the last three months alone, the fastest three-month rise since May of 1994, the increase in mortgage rates has softened purchase activity such that the monthly payment for those looking to buy a home has risen by at least 20 % from a year ago.

  2. Jerome Powell:

    Similarly, Trump also softened his stance on China after sharp falls in stock prices. He has offered an olive branch to China and there's no reason China would not want to accept it.

  3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.

  4. Lynn Franco:

    Expectations... weakened further with consumers citing rising prices, especially at the gas pump, and the war in Ukraine as factors, meanwhile, purchasing intentions for big-ticket items like automobiles have softened somewhat over the past few months as expectations for interest rates have risen.

  5. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

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