Synonyms of softened


1. soften, change intensity

usage: make (images or sounds) soft or softer

2. dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break, deaden, blunt

usage: lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"

3. yield, relent, soften

usage: give in, as to influence or pressure

4. cushion, buffer, soften, modify

usage: protect from impact; "cushion the blow"

5. mince, soften, moderate, change, alter, modify

usage: make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"

6. soften, change, alter, modify

usage: make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"

7. soften, change

usage: become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"


1. softened, modulated (vs. unmodulated)

usage: toned down

2. dull, muffled, muted, softened, soft (vs. loud)

usage: being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets"

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