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noun as in process to make softer


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But softening the tone and opening the door to gays and remarried Catholics remains within arms reach.

Other artists are joining in his call—but the government is showing no signs of softening its hardline stance toward the artist.

But the offer represents a significant softening of earlier demands from the United States and even the Obama administration.

This overall softening in sales was anticipated in a projection by ShopperTrak, a Chicago-based research firm.

Buzzfeed meanwhile reports that other Republicans are softening the Rice rhetoric.

He thought of every softening influence of religion which over his own disciplined heart had power, but put them aside as useless.

After the softening, the quasi-reconciliation of the day before, his chagrin and disappointment were great.

Over her face there passed strange lights, strange tremors, a strange softening of the small indomitable mouth.

If it should prove to be softening of the brain, a melancholy interest will attach to the present document.

Paresis is what is sometimes called softening of the brain, and it attacks by preference men under thirty-five.

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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to softening, such as: demulcent, emollient, lenitive, mollifying, pianissimo, and assuasive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.