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Meaning of SOFTNESS

Pronunciation:  s'oftnus

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

SOFTNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Antonyms: hardness, intensity, loudness, volume
 See Also: body, compressibility, consistence, consistency, decrescendo, diminuendo, downiness, faintness, featheriness, flabbiness, flaccidity, fluffiness, indulgence, lenience, leniency, limpness, mushiness, pianissimo, piano, sound property, sponginess, squeezability



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.