Synonyms and Antonyms of soften
1 to diminish the physical strength of three weeks of being sick in bed had noticeably softened her Synonyms of soften debilitate, devitalize, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, prostrate, sap, weaken, tire, wasteWords Related to soften cripple, disable, hamstring, incapacitate; deplete, depress, exhaust, impoverish, unman, wash out; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, invalid, lay up; break down, grind (down), wear down, wear out; paralyzeNear Antonyms of soften energize, invigorate, recruit, rejuvenate, vitalize; harden, season, toughenAntonyms of soften beef (up), fortify, strengthen
2 to lessen the shock of had tried to soften the blow of her rejection to his marriage proposal Synonyms of soften buffer, gentle, cushionWords Related to soften baffle, dampen, deaden, dull, obtund; moderate, modulate, temper; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease; lighten, mitigate, relieveNear Antonyms of soften heighten, intensify, sharpen
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