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    soft - Dictionary definition and meaning for word soft

    Definition
    (adj) yielding readily to pressure or weight Definition
    (adj) compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    Example Sentence
    • he was soft on his children
    Definition
    (adj) (of sound) relatively low in volume
    Example Sentence
    • soft voices
    • soft music
    Definition
    (adj) easily hurt
    Synonyms : delicate
    Example Sentence
    • soft hands
    • a baby's delicate skin
    Definition
    (adj) produced with vibration of the vocal cords
    Synonyms : sonant , voiced
    Example Sentence
    • a frequently voiced opinion
    • voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'
    Definition
    (adj) not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
    Example Sentence
    • soft targets
    Definition
    (adj) used chiefly as a direction or description in music
    Synonyms : piano
    Example Sentence
    • the piano passages in the composition
    Definition
    (adj) (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
    Synonyms : diffuse , diffused
    Definition
    (adj) (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') Definition
    (adj) (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
    Example Sentence
    • the market for computers is soft
    Definition
    (adj) using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
    Example Sentence
    • soft data
    • the soft sciences
    Definition
    (adj) tolerant or lenient
    Synonyms : indulgent , lenient
    Example Sentence
    • indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
    • too soft on the children
    • they are soft on crime
    Definition
    (adj) soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
    Synonyms : gentle
    Example Sentence
    • a gentle reprimand
    • a vein of gentle irony
    • poked gentle fun at him
    Definition
    (adj) having little impact
    Synonyms : easy , gentle
    Example Sentence
    • an easy pat on the shoulder
    • gentle rain
    • a gentle breeze
    • a soft (or light) tapping at the window
    Definition
    (adj) out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    Synonyms : flabby , flaccid
    Example Sentence
    • he was too soft for the army
    • flabby around the middle
    • flaccid cheeks
    Definition
    (adj) willing to negotiate and compromise Definition
    (adj) not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
    Synonyms : cushy , easygoing
    Example Sentence
    • what a cushy job!
    • the easygoing life of a parttime consultant
    • a soft job
    Definition
    (adj) mild and pleasant
    Synonyms : balmy , mild
    Example Sentence
    • balmy days and nights
    • the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth
    • a soft breeze
    Definition
    (adj) not brilliant or glaring
    Synonyms : subdued
    Example Sentence
    • the moon cast soft shadows
    • soft pastel colors
    • subdued lighting
    Definition
    (adv) in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
    Synonyms : easy
    Example Sentence
    • just wanted to take it easy
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