- a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare
"the softness of the morning sky"
- 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"
- 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"
- He spoke with a softness characteristic of southerners.
- The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation.
- The word ‘finishes’ covers all physical or chemical treatments giving to the textile fabrics specific properties such as softness, waterproof, easy care.
- The products primary characteristics of water absorbency and softness, which derive from the tanning or partial tanning with fish oil or other animal oil, make it ideally suited to its main use for cleaning and polishing.