softness
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
Examples:

"softness is not something permitted of good leaders"

Related terms: indulgence
Similar spelling:   soft_news
  soften
  soft-nosed
  soft_on
  swiftness
  softener
  softened