AskDefine | Define softness

Dictionary Definition



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



soft” + “-ness



  1. a state of being soft



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
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