morbidezza
Noun

morbidezza (uncountable)

  1. Softness, smoothness; also in a negative sense, weakness, effeminacy.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 20, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      Yea, when we forge its image in hir excellencie, we deck it with epithets of sickish and dolorous qualities: languor, effeminacy, weaknesse, fainting and Morbidezza, a great testimony of their consanguinity and consubstantiality.
  2. (arts) A naturalistic delicacy in flesh tones.



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