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  1. softness

    • IPA[ˈsɒftnəs]

    英式

    • n.
      the quality of being easy to mould, cut, compress, or fold;the quality of having a smooth surface or texture; lack of roughness
    • noun: softness

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the quality of being easy to mould, cut, compress, or fold I snuggled deeper into the warm softness of my bed the hardness of the steel contrasted with the softness of the wax
    • the quality of having a smooth surface or texture; lack of roughness the velvet softness of the fur I noticed an improvement in the softness of my hair and skin
    • lack of courage; weakness his mother upbraided him for his softness
    • the tendency of a market, currency, or commodity to fall in value pressure on businesses due to continued softness in the global equity markets sales suffered from softness
    • 2. a subtle effect or contrast; lack of sharp definition a general softness of focus the graininess and softness of the picture are the primary flaws
    • the quality of a sound being quiet and gentle the softness of her voice mesmerized him
    • the quality of being mild, gentle, or tender; lack of force the softness of the breeze the softness of her touch on his hands
    • 3. the quality of being sympathetic, lenient, or compassionate he recommended conciliation and softness towards national minorities some lacked softness of heart
    • lack of harshness or anger in words or language; mildness the softness of the words were not lost on him
    • 4. the degree to which water is free from mineral salts that make lathering difficult a glass-care programme regulates the water softness
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    • IPA[ˈsôf(t)nəs]

    美式

    • n.
      the quality of being easy to mold, cut, compress, or fold: I snuggled deeper into the warm softness of my bed the hardness of the steel contrasted with the softness of the wax

    Oxford American Dictionary