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  • n  the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
  • n  poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
  • n  the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing
    the climate had the softness of the south of France
  • n  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
  • n  a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
    and in softness almost beyond hearing
  • n  a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare
    the softness of the morning sky
  • n  acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
    suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby
  • n  the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
  • n  the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
    he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him
  • n  a disposition to be lenient in judging others
    softness is not something permitted of good leaders

  • Rather than be locked into that and have my creations become clumsy and awkward, I want everything to have a certain softness a freedom.
  • Cha chided Kim for his softness.
  • In her books, Coulter can be erudite and persuasive, as when she exposes the left's chronic softness on communism.
News & Articles

  • Tiverton resident's peignoir set featured in Historical Society exhibit
    Ester Amaral looked wistfully at the peignoir set as she ran her hand over the salmon-hued satin. She remembered the feel of the luxurious softness against her skin when she wore the nightgown about 70-plus years ago. “Oh, yes. I remember,” Amaral said. “I can’t get over it. I forgot what it looked like. It’s beautiful.” Amaral’s peignoir set is one of more than a dozen clothing items on display ...
    June 15, 2013 - Fall River Herald News
  • Wall Street to open little changed, data supports
    By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open little changed as encouraging economic data offset concerns over the eventual winding down of central bank stimulus that has propelled a rally in the U.S. equity market this year. The softness in futures followed a slump in stocks globally. Investors are trying to gauge when central banks around the world - and particularly the ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Robert Ulrich in Wall Street Journal
    Our sales results largely met expectations through our two-day post-Thanksgiving event, but softness in the final week of November caused the month overall to fall short of our planned range,Target Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Ulrich...
  • Nasser Hussain in International Herald Tribune
    Despite the softness in the financing and residential construction markets, the terms of the HD Supply sale deliver shareholder value today and in the future as we will share in HD Supply's upside potential. We are now focused on our retail... Frank Blake Aug 28, 2007 92070 122272 softness The area of concern for me is mental; they need toughening up," Hussain wrote in "Wisden Cricketer". "There is a softness about some of the batsmen that is preventing them delivering the big runs. There is a sense that being England players...

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