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'soft' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'soft'
1. yielding readily to pressure or weight
2. compassionate and kind; conciliatory
he was soft on his children
3. (of sound) relatively low in volume
soft voices
soft music
4. easily hurt
soft hands
5. produced with vibration of the vocal cords
6. not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
soft targets
7. used chiefly as a direction or description in music
8. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
9. (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as 's' and 'sh')
10. (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
the market for computers is soft
11. using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
soft data
the soft sciences
12. tolerant or lenient
too soft on the children
they are soft on crime
13. soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
14. having little impact
a soft (or light) tapping at the window
15. out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
he was too soft for the army
16. willing to negotiate and compromise
17. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
a soft job
18. mild and pleasant
a soft breeze
19. not brilliant or glaring
the moon cast soft shadows
soft pastel colors

'soft' - used as a adverb
20. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship

derived forms
1. Soft / Comparitive
2. Soft / Superlative
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See also
  • hard
  • loud
  • hardened
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