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1. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded.

Synonyms

  • fluffiness
  • limpness
  • consistence
  • flaccidity
  • eubstance
  • pulpiness
  • featheriness
  • flabbiness
  • sponginess
  • body
  • mushiness
  • downiness
  • consistency
  • squeezability

Antonyms

  • incompressibility
  • strength
  • capableness
  • capability

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Softness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Sentences with softness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Make a short train on the skirt of your garment to add softness and elegance.

Quotes about softness


1. The light of love, the purity of grace,The mind, the Music breathing from her face, The heart whose softness harmonised the whole —And, oh! that eye was in itself a Soul!
- George Gordon Byron

2. Only philosophers embark on this perilous expedition to the outermost reaches of language and existence. Some of them fall off, but others cling on desperately and yell at the people nestling deep in the snug softness, stuffing themselves with delicious food and drink. 'Ladies and Gentlemen,' they yell, 'we are floating in space!' But none of the people down there care
- Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

2. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare.

Antonyms

  • ability

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] a state of declining economic condition.

Antonyms

  • wellness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] a disposition to be lenient in judging others.

Synonyms

  • lenience
  • indulgence

Antonyms

  • breakableness
  • solidity
  • unbreakableness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury).

Synonyms

  • valetudinarianism
  • feebleness
  • unfitness
  • disablement
  • health problem
  • frailty
  • disability
  • impairment
  • infirmity
  • unhealthiness
  • frailness
  • ill health
  • handicap

Antonyms

  • good health
  • clear
  • transparency
  • comprehensibility

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man).

Synonyms

  • unmanliness
  • sissiness
  • femininity
  • effeminateness
  • muliebrity
  • effeminacy
  • emasculation

Antonyms

  • thick
  • porosity
  • thickness
  • thin

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered.

Synonyms

  • manner
  • personal manner
  • mildness

Antonyms

  • unemotionality
  • incoherence
  • illogicality
  • illogicalness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency.

Synonyms

  • faintness
  • diminuendo
  • pianissimo
  • decrescendo
  • sound property

Antonyms

  • sensitiveness
  • sensitivity
  • adaptability
  • suitability

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing.

Synonyms

  • mildness
  • clemency

Antonyms

  • good
  • advantage
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. softness

noun. ['ˈsɔftnəs, ˈsɔfnəs'] the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines.

Synonyms

  • faintness
  • dimness
  • fogginess
  • blurriness
  • indistinctness
  • opaqueness
  • vagueness
  • fuzziness

Antonyms

  • distinctness
  • clarity
  • inconsistency
  • nonuniformity

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • soft (English)
  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))
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