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"
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"
The quality of being soft.
the quality or state of being soft; -- opposed to hardness, and used in the various specific senses of the adjective
Etymology: [AS. sftness, sftnyss.]
The numerical value of softness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of softness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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.
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.
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.
Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
Most participants viewed the recent softness in these price data as largely reflecting idiosyncratic factors...however, several participants expressed concern that progress...might have slowed and that the recent softness in inflation might persist.
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