1. yielding readily to pressure or weight
Similar word(s): brushed, fleecy, napped, cheeselike, compressible, squeezable, cottony, cushioned, cushiony, padded, demulcent, emollient, salving, softening, downlike, downy, flossy, fluffy, flaccid, flocculent, woolly, wooly, yielding, mushy, overstuffed, semisoft, softish, spongelike, spongy, squashy, squishy, velvet, velvety
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) soft; in a quiet, subdued tone
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
Similar word(s): falling
11. using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
- soft data
- the soft sciences
Similar word(s): qualitative
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
Sentences with soft as an adjective:
- My head sank easily into the soft pillow.
- Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching.
- soft silk; a soft skin
- There was a soft breeze blowing.
- soft eyes
- soft lighting
- At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the soft left.
- I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees.
- DH represents the voiced (soft) th of English these clothes. — The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
- When it comes to drinking, he is as soft as they come.
- You won't need as much soap, as the water here is very soft.
- The admin imposed a soft block/ban on the user or a soft lock on the article.
- a soft liniment
- soft wines
- soft colours
- the soft outline of the snow-covered hill
1. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
Similar word(s): easy
1. (archaic) Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
1. A soft or foolish person; an idiot.