|1.||[ noun ] the property of giving little resistance to pressure|
|Related terms:||hardness consistency flabbiness mushiness downiness compressibility|
|2.||[ noun ] (music) a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency|
|Related terms:||volume sound_property piano decrescendo faintness|
|3.||[ noun ] a disposition to be lenient in judging others|
"softness is not something permitted of good leaders"