What does softened mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softened(adj)

    toned down

  2. dull, muffled, muted, softened(adj)

    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. softened(Adjective)

    Made soft.

  2. softened(Adjective)

    aspirated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Softened

    of Soften

How to pronounce softened?

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How to say softened in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    Weird, isn't it Somehow in the dead of winter when its 40 below, so cold your words just freeze in the air, you think you'll never hear a robin's song again or see a blossom on a cherry tree, when one day you wake up and bingo, light coming through the mini blinds is softened with a tick of rose and the cold morning air has lost its bite. It's spring once again, the streets are paved with mud and the hills are alive with the sound of mosquitos.

  3. Ovid:

    By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle grows.

  4. James Allen:

    Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence.

  5. Plato:

    Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil.

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