Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The property or character of being soft, in any sense of that word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being soft; -- opposed to hardness, and used in the various specific senses of the adjective.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being soft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
  • noun a disposition to be lenient in judging others
  • noun the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
  • noun a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare
  • noun a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
  • noun the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
  • noun the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing
  • noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
  • noun a state of declining economic condition

Etymologies

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soft +‎ -ness

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