Definition of softness:
gradualness, sissiness, wishy-washiness, unmanliness, flexibility, fuzziness, fog, murk, wimpishness, balminess, womanishness, indistinctness, murkiness, inability, effeminacy, spinelessness, fogginess, wimpiness, lenity, frailty, leniency, impressibility, effeminateness, blurriness, unfitness.
mildness (part of speech: noun)
- moderation (part of speech: noun)
- feebleness (part of speech: noun)
- quietness (part of speech: noun)
- softness (part of speech: noun)
- sensitivity (part of speech: noun)
The materials, certainly, are European; as no American tribes have been found, who knew the method of making brass; though copper has been commonly met with, and, from its softness, might be fashioned into any shape, and also polished.- "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16", Robert Kerr.
Hiram immediately acted upon this suggestion, insisting that he was better fitted to play the part of cook than any other, and as he set about the task I saw Job Lord writhing in pain, which caused me to realize how much of bodily suffering must be his, therefore said to my comrades: " Don't let it be thought that there is any softness in my heart for such as him; but it does not become us to cause another unnecessary suffering, therefore it is I propose we take the gag out of Master Lord's mouth for a time, since he must be in great pain."- "The Minute Boys of Boston", James Otis.
- "A Country Gentleman and his Family", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.