Noun Definition


1.Definition: a disposition to be lenient in judging others

"Softness is not something permitted of good leaders"

Category: General

2.Definition: a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency

"And in softness almost beyond hearing"

Category: General

3.Definition: 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"

Category: General

4.Definition: a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare

"The softness of the morning sky"

Category: General

5.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):gentleness, mildness

Category: General

6.Definition: poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)

Related Noun(s):unfitness

Category: General

7.Definition: the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded

Category: General

8.Definition: the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines

Related Noun(s):blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness, indistinctness

Category: General

9.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):balminess

Category: General

10.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, unmanliness, womanishness

Category: General