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  • Softness — Soft ness, n. [AS. s?ftness, s?ftnyss.] The quality or state of being soft; opposed to {hardness}, and used in the various specific senses of the adjective. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Softness — may refer to:* The opposite of one of the many types of hardness. * A texture which is the opposite of roughness …   Wikipedia

  • softness — noun 1. the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded (Freq. 2) • Ant: ↑hardness • Derivationally related forms: ↑soft • Hypernyms: ↑consistency, ↑consistence, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Softness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Softness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 softness softness pliableness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 flexibility flexibility Sgm: N 1 pliancy pliancy pliability Sgm: N 1 sequacity sequacity malleability …   English dictionary for students

  • softness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Quality of yielding readily to pressure Nouns 1. softness, pliableness, pliancy, pliability, flexibility; malleability; ductility, tractility; extendability, extensibility; plasticity; flaccidity,… …   English dictionary for students

  • softness — soft ► ADJECTIVE 1) easy to mould, cut, compress, or fold. 2) not rough or coarse in texture. 3) quiet and gentle. 4) (of light or colour) pleasingly subtle; not harsh. 5) sympathetic or lenient, especially excessively so. 6) informal (of a job… …   English terms dictionary

  • softness — noun see soft I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • softness — See softly. * * * …   Universalium

  • softness — noun The quality of being soft. Ant: hardness …   Wiktionary

  • softness — Synonyms and related words: acceptance, adynamia, airiness, anemia, ascent, atony, blah feeling, bloodlessness, bubbliness, buoyancy, cachexia, cachexy, carelessness, chicken liveredness, chickenheartedness, clemency, clementness, commodiousness …   Moby Thesaurus

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