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  Definition of soft
  1. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "a soft job"
  2. lacking in hardness relatively or comparatively
  3. metaphorically soft; "my father is a soft touch"; "soft light"; "a soft rain"; "a soft Southern drawl"; "soft brown eyes"; "a soft glance"
  4. of speech sounds; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s'' and `sh'')
  5. used of beverages; not containing alcohol; "nonalcoholic beverages"; "soft drinks"
  6. having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
  7. of sound; relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
  8. used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition"
  9. tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; "too soft on the children"
  10. easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby''s delicate skin"
  11. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft'' is nonstandard)
Similar Words: cushy, nonalcoholic, easy, gentle, piano, indulgent, lax, lenient, delicate

 

See Also: easy, kind, merciful, tender, warmhearted, quiet

 

Pertainyms: cushy, easy

 

Attributes: hardness, volume, loudness, intensity

 

Anagrams: FOTS

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Croatian: mek  
Dutch: zacht   French: mou  
German: weich   Hungarian: lágy  
Irish: bog   Italian: morbido  
Japanese: 柔らかい   Korean: 부드럽다  
Portuguese: mole   Russian: мягкий  
Spanish: blando   Swedish: mjuk  
 
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