Engelsk ordbog

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Engelsk navneord: softness

1. softness (om egenskab) the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded

Mindre specifikke termerbody, consistence, consistency, eubstance

Mere specifikke termercompressibility, downiness, featheriness, flabbiness, flaccidity, fluffiness, limpness, mushiness, pulpiness, sponginess, squeezability

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)hardness

2. softness (om tilstand) poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)unfitness

Mindre specifikke termerhealth problem, ill health, unhealthiness

Mere specifikke termerdebility, disability, disablement, feebleness, frailness, frailty, handicap, impairment, infirmity, valetudinarianism

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)physical fitness, fitness

3. softness (om tilstand) the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe day's heat faded into balminess.
The climate had the softness of the south of France.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)balminess

Mindre specifikke termerclemency, mildness

4. softness (om tilstand) a state of declining economic condition

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningOrders have recently picked up after a period of extreme softness.
He attributes the disappointing results to softness in the economy.

Mindre specifikke termereconomic condition

5. softness (om egenskab) a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAnd in softness almost beyond hearing.

Mindre specifikke termersound property

Mere specifikke termerdecrescendo, diminuendo, faintness, pianissimo, piano

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)loudness, intensity, volume

6. softness (om egenskab) a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe softness of the morning sky.

Mindre specifikke termervisual property

7. softness (om egenskab) acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)gentleness, mildness

Mindre specifikke termermanner, personal manner

8. softness (om egenskab) the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness, indistinctness

Mindre specifikke termeropacity, opaqueness

Mere specifikke termerdimness, faintness, vagueness

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)distinctness, sharpness

9. softness (om egenskab) the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, unmanliness, womanishness

Mindre specifikke termerfemininity, muliebrity

Mere specifikke termeremasculation

Overordnet anvendelsedepreciation, derogation, disparagement

10. softness (om egenskab) a disposition to be lenient in judging others

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSoftness is not something permitted of good leaders.

Mindre specifikke termerindulgence, lenience, leniency

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