Synonyms for soft

Synonyms for (adjective) soft

Synonyms: soft, subdued

Definition: not brilliant or glaring

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

Similar words: dull

Definition: emitting or reflecting very little light

Usage: a dull glow; dull silver badly in need of a polish; a dull sky


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: clement

Definition: (of weather or climate) physically mild

Usage: clement weather


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: easy

Definition: posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

Usage: an easy job; an easy problem; an easy victory; the house is easy to heat; satisfied with easy answers; took the easy way out of his dilemma


Synonyms: soft

Definition: willing to negotiate and compromise

Similar words: conciliative, conciliatory

Definition: intended to placate

Usage: spoke in a conciliating tone; a conciliatory visit


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unfit

Definition: not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

Usage: fat and very unfit; certified as unfit for army service; drunk and unfit for service


Synonyms: soft

Definition: yielding readily to pressure or weight

Similar words: fleecy, brushed, napped

Definition: (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing

Usage: a dress of brushed cotton; a fleecy lining; napped fabrics


Similar words: cheeselike

Definition: having the consistency of cheese


Similar words: compressible, squeezable

Definition: capable of being easily compressed


Similar words: cottony

Definition: resembling cotton; as soft as cotton


Similar words: cushioned, cushiony, padded

Definition: softened by the addition of cushions or padding


Similar words: emollient, demulcent, softening, salving

Definition: having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin


Similar words: downlike, downy, flossy, fluffy

Definition: like down or as soft as down


Similar words: flaccid

Definition: drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness

Usage: a flaccid penis


Similar words: flocculent, woolly, wooly

Definition: having a fluffy character or appearance


Similar words: yielding

Definition: lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure

Usage: a deep yielding layer of foam rubber


Similar words: mushy

Definition: having the consistency of mush


Similar words: overstuffed

Definition: upholstered thickly and deeply

Usage: an overstuffed sofa


Similar words: semisoft, softish

Definition: somewhat soft


Similar words: spongelike, spongy, squashy, squishy

Definition: easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility

Usage: spongy bread


Similar words: velvet, velvety

Definition: resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface


Synonyms: soft

Definition: compassionate and kind; conciliatory

Usage: he was soft on his children

Similar words: mellow

Definition: having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

Usage: mellow wisdom; the peace of mellow age


Synonyms: 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')

Similar words: sibilant, spirant, continuant, strident, fricative

Definition: of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')


Similar words: palatal, palatalised, palatalized

Definition: produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: light

Definition: of little intensity or power or force

Usage: the light touch of her fingers; a light breeze


Synonyms: soft

Definition: (of sound) relatively low in volume

Usage: soft voices; soft music

Similar words: softened, dull, muffled, muted

Definition: being or made softer or less loud or clear

Usage: the dull boom of distant breaking waves; muffled drums; the muffled noises of the street; muted trumpets


Similar words: euphonious

Definition: (of speech or dialect) pleasing in sound; not harsh or strident

Usage: her euphonious Southern speech


Similar words: gentle

Definition: quiet and soothing

Usage: a gentle voice; a gentle nocturne


Similar words: quiet, muted, hushed, subdued

Definition: in a softened tone

Usage: hushed voices; muted trumpets; a subdued whisper; a quiet reprimand


Similar words: little, small

Definition: (of a voice) faint

Usage: a little voice; a still small voice


Similar words: low, low-toned

Definition: very low in volume

Usage: a low murmur; the low-toned murmur of the surf


Similar words: susurrant, whispering, murmuring

Definition: making a low continuous indistinct sound

Usage: like murmuring waves; susurrant voices


Similar words: murmurous, susurrous, rustling, soughing

Definition: characterized by soft sounds

Usage: a murmurous brook; a soughing wind in the pines; a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines- R.P.Warren


Similar words: soft-footed

Definition: sound of quiet gentle steps


Similar words: soft-spoken

Definition: having a speaking manner that is not loud or harsh

Usage: she was always soft-spoken


Synonyms: soft, piano

Definition: used chiefly as a direction or description in music

Usage: the piano passages in the composition

Similar words: pianissimo

Definition: chiefly a direction or description in music; very soft


Similar words: pianissimo assai

Definition: chiefly a direction or description in music; very soft


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: mild

Definition: moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme

Usage: a mild winter storm; a mild fever; fortunately the pain was mild; a mild rebuke; mild criticism


Synonyms: indulgent, soft, lenient

Definition: tolerant or lenient

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

Similar words: permissive

Definition: granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline

Usage: direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive; permissive parents


Synonyms: soft

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

Usage: soft data; the soft sciences

Similar words: qualitative

Definition: involving distinctions based on qualities

Usage: qualitative change; qualitative data; qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture


Synonyms: soft, delicate

Definition: easily hurt

Usage: soft hands; a baby's delicate skin

Similar words: untoughened, tender

Definition: physically untoughened

Usage: tender feet


Synonyms: soft

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

Usage: the market for computers is soft

Similar words: falling

Definition: becoming lower or less in degree or value

Usage: a falling market; falling incomes