SOFTENING MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Softening Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soften
  2. () a. & n. from Soften, v.


Synonyms:
Demulcent, Emollient, Salving,

• Soften Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate.
  2. (v. t.) To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable.
  3. (v. t.) To compose; to mitigate; to assuage.
  4. (v. t.) To make soft or more soft.
  5. (v. t.) To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault.
  6. (v. t.) To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture.
  7. (v. t.) To make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury.
  8. (v. t.) To make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice.
  9. (v. t.) To render less hard; -- said of matter.
  10. (v. t.) To make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality.


Synonyms:
Break, Buffer, Cushion, Damp, Dampen, Mince, Moderate, Relent, Weaken, Yield,

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