Definitions for soft

Definitions for (adj) soft

Main entry: soft, subdued

Definition: not brilliant or glaring

Usage: the moon cast soft shadows; soft pastel colors; subdued lighting

Main entry: mild, soft, balmy

Definition: mild and pleasant

Usage: balmy days and nights; the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth; a soft breeze

Main entry: easygoing, cushy, soft

Definition: not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship

Usage: what a cushy job!; the easygoing life of a parttime consultant; a soft job

Main entry: soft

Definition: willing to negotiate and compromise

Main entry: flabby, flaccid, soft

Definition: out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance

Usage: he was too soft for the army; flabby around the middle; flaccid cheeks

Main entry: soft

Definition: yielding readily to pressure or weight

Main entry: soft

Definition: compassionate and kind; conciliatory

Usage: he was soft on his children

Main entry: soft

Definition: (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')

Main entry: diffuse, diffused, soft

Definition: (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected

Main entry: easy, gentle, soft

Definition: having little impact

Usage: an easy pat on the shoulder; gentle rain; a gentle breeze; a soft (or light) tapping at the window

Main entry: soft

Definition: (of sound) relatively low in volume

Usage: soft voices; soft music

Main entry: soft, piano

Definition: used chiefly as a direction or description in music

Usage: the piano passages in the composition

Main entry: soft

Definition: not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)

Usage: soft targets

Main entry: soft, gentle

Definition: soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe

Usage: a gentle reprimand; a vein of gentle irony; poked gentle fun at him

Main entry: indulgent, soft, lenient

Definition: tolerant or lenient

Usage: indulgent parents risk spoiling their children; too soft on the children; they are soft on crime

Main entry: soft

Definition: using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation

Usage: soft data; the soft sciences

Main entry: soft, sonant, voiced

Definition: produced with vibration of the vocal cords

Usage: a frequently voiced opinion; voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z';

Main entry: soft, delicate

Definition: easily hurt

Usage: soft hands; a baby's delicate skin

Main entry: soft

Definition: (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value

Usage: the market for computers is soft

Definitions for (adv) soft

Main entry: easy, soft

Definition: in a relaxed manner; or without hardship

Usage: just wanted to take it easy (`soft' is nonstandard)

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