Synonyms of softening


1. softening, natural process, natural action, action, activity

usage: the process of becoming softer; "refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit"; "he observed the softening of iron by heat"


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. demulcent, emollient, salving, softening, soft (vs. hard)

usage: having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

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