AskDefine | Define softness

Dictionary Definition

softness

Noun

1 the property of giving little resistance to pressure [ant: hardness]
2 a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency [ant: volume]
3 a disposition to be lenient in judging others; "softness is not something permitted of good leaders"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

soft” + “-ness

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a state of being soft

Antonyms

Translations

Extensive Definition

Softness may refer to:
softness in German: Zartheit

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acceptance, adynamia, airiness, anemia, ascent, atony, blah feeling, bloodlessness, bubbliness, buoyancy, cachexia, cachexy, carelessness, chicken-liveredness, chickenheartedness, clemency, clementness, commodiousness, compassion, convenience, cowardice, cowardliness, coziness, cullibility, cushioniness, daintiness, debilitation, debility, deceivability, decrescendo, delicacy, dimness, doughiness, down, downiness, dullness, dupability, easiness, easygoingness, ethereality, etiolation, faintheart, faintheartedness, faintness, fatigue, fear, feeblemindedness, feebleness, filminess, fine-grainedness, fineness, flabbiness, flaccidity, flatness, fleshiness, floatability, fluff, fluffiness, foaminess, fondness, forbearance, forbearing, forcelessness, friendliness, frothiness, fuzz, fuzziness, gentleness, gossameriness, greenness, gullibility, henheartedness, hoaxability, homelikeness, homeliness, homeyness, hospitality, humaneness, humanity, impotence, impotency, imprecision, impuissance, indifference, indistinctness, infirmity, ingenuousness, lack of weight, languishment, languor, lassitude, laxity, laxness, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, levitation, levity, lightness, lily-liveredness, listlessness, looseness, loosening, lowness, luxuriousness, mashiness, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, milksopism, milksoppiness, milksoppishness, moderateness, mushiness, naiveness, naivete, naivety, negligence, overindulgence, overpermissiveness, pastel, pastel color, pastiness, patience, peace, peacefulness, peach fuzz, permissiveness, persuadability, pigeonheartedness, pithiness, pity, power vacuum, powerlessness, prostration, pubescence, pulpiness, pulpousness, refinement, relaxation, relaxedness, remissness, reposefulness, restfulness, roominess, satin, satininess, seduceability, silk, silkiness, simpleness, simplicity, slackness, sloppiness, sluggishness, smoothness, snugness, soft color, softheartedness, sponginess, squashiness, strengthlessness, subaudibility, subduedness, subtle color, succulence, tender feeling, tenderheartedness, tenderness, timidity, timidness, timorousness, tolerance, unclearness, unheaviness, unmanfulness, unmanliness, unrestraint, unsophistication, velvet, velvetiness, volatility, warm heart, warmheartedness, warmness, weak-mindedness, weakheartedness, weakliness, weakness, weariness, weightlessness, yeastiness, yellowness
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1