Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) softness (the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded)
- S: (n) unfitness, softness (poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury))
- S: (n) balminess, softness (the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing) "the day's heat faded into balminess"; "the climate had the softness of the south of France"
- S: (n) softness (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"
- S: (n) softness (a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency) "and in softness almost beyond hearing"
- S: (n) softness (a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare) "the softness of the morning sky"
- S: (n) gentleness, softness, mildness (acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered) "his fingers have learned gentleness"; "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"; "even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"
- S: (n) indistinctness, softness, blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness (the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines)
- S: (n) effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, womanishness, unmanliness (the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)) "the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy"; "Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness"; "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"
- S: (n) softness (a disposition to be lenient in judging others) "softness is not something permitted of good leaders"