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a faint/soft click (=not loud)
▪ There was only a faint click from the gun's trigger mechanism.
a gentle/light/soft tap
▪ There was a gentle tap on the door.
a gentle/soft/mild breeze
▪ It was a beautiful day with a blue sky and a gentle breeze.
a hard/soft cover
▪ I never buy books in hard cover – they’re much more expensive.
a hard/soft wood
▪ Oak is a hard wood.
a loud/soft laugh
▪ He let out a loud laugh when he heard what had happened.
a low/soft whisper
▪ When he spoke, it was in a low whisper.
a soft colour (=pleasant and not very strong)
a soft drink (=which does not contain alcohol)
▪ Would you like some wine, or a soft drink?
a soft heart (=a kind and sympathetic character)
▪ Julia’s soft heart had been touched by Minnie’s grief.
an easy/soft target
▪ Some criminals now regard churches as easy targets.
be soft on crime (=not punish crime severely enough)
▪ He accused the government of being soft on crime.
faint/soft (=not loud)
▪ The sound was so faint I wasn’t sure what it was at first.
firm/soft/hard etc mattress
▪ an old, lumpy mattress
in a loud/soft/deep etc voice
▪ ‘Where is she?’, Kate demanded in a shrill voice.
▪ They were kept awake by loud music from next door.
quiet/low/soft (=not loud)
▪ When he spoke, his voice was soft and gentle.
▪ Her skin was smooth and pale.
soft cheese (=that you can spread)
▪ Camembert is my favourite soft cheese.
soft copy
soft currency
soft drink
soft drug
soft drugs (=less strong drugs such as marijuana)
▪ Soft drugs are legal in some countries.
soft focus
soft fruit
soft furnishings
soft landing
▪ Hopes for a soft landing have faded.
soft palate
soft pastels
▪ a room beautifully furnished in soft pastels
soft porn
soft sell
soft shoulder
soft target
soft toy
soft underbelly
▪ They needed to find the soft underbelly of their opponents.
▪ The wheels got stuck in the soft earth.
soft (=not containing much calcium)
▪ In our area the water is quite soft.
▪ The texure of the cheese is soft and creamy.
soft/cuddly toyBritish English (= a toy that looks like an animal and is covered in fur)
soft/loose curls (=gentle curves)
▪ long brown hair in soft curls
soft/warm (=light that seems slightly yellow or orange)
▪ the soft light of the candles
subdued/dim/soft lighting (=lighting that is not very bright)
wet/firm/soft etc underfoot
▪ The wet wood is very slippery underfoot.
▪ There are litters of kittens that aren't as soft as Maurice Taylor.
▪ When he was young his hair had been that flaxen gold too, as soft and as fine.
▪ My daughter feels as soft as a marshmallow, as warm as a hot-water bottle.
▪ Polyester and polyamide yarns and fibres with ever-greater performance for competition suits as soft to the touch as they are resistant.
▪ Dole aides believe they can paint the president as soft on crime by hammering his judicial nominees.
▪ After all, the best washing-up liquid in the world can't keep your skin as soft as we can.
▪ Our bones are as soft and changeable as those of the fetus we carried for nine months.
▪ The sound was so soft that I could only just hear it.
▪ He slid his hands over her waist, so soft like baby skin.
▪ He despatched them and groaned again. So soft, so warm, so irresistible.
▪ Really these children were getting so soft.
▪ The bread was so soft our fingertips left dents near the crust.
▪ The sand proved so soft that the overloaded lorries repeatedly bogged down.
▪ Your lips are so soft, your hair is silky, your body is warm and so tender.
▪ If your bed is too soft, it may be better to put a mattress on the floor and lie on that.
▪ They echoed studio executives who found the film too soft.
▪ Anyway, there are your pears, just nicely poached, not too soft and not too hard.
▪ Lady Jones was saying something too soft for Denver to hear.
▪ Add the caster sugar, if using, and sufficient water to cover, then poach until tender but not too soft.
▪ Avoid shoes with too much cushioning -- they may be too soft or unstable.
▪ But the course was too soft for him.
▪ The dough may be too soft.
▪ It will help if you lie down and have some very soft music playing.
▪ Wrap in foil and bake in a 350 F oven until garlic is very soft and sweet, about 1 hour.
▪ This makes the wings very soft to the touch and probably cuts down noise from feathers moving against one another during flight.
▪ It was like eating very soft, uncooked marshmallow or egg pudding.
▪ His skin felt very soft and cool under her lips.
▪ What mechanism allows toadstools -- essentially very soft and squashy items -- to push through two inches of asphalt?
▪ If the skin is very soft, the melon is over-ripe.
▪ Cover and cook for 5-6min until they are very soft but not brown.
▪ Epoisses is a very popular washed rind soft cheese from Burgundy.
▪ Because soft cheeses are perishable, they are kept small and / or thin; they are quickly ripened from the surface.
▪ They inject soft cheeses, as I said, to stop them ripening too quickly.
▪ Low fat hard and soft cheeses account for 8 percent of sales.
▪ We've had Salmonella in chickens and eggs, and Listeria in chilled foods and soft cheeses.
▪ Mix the soft cheese with the sugar, fold in the orange rind. 5 Fold cream into mixture.
▪ It may be more difficult with soft cheeses and we will be examining this very carefully.
▪ The nearest supermarket is next door where you can buy some basics, such as soft drinks and beer in reception.
▪ In the mornings Ruth Rasmussen would be ready with a cooler of sandwiches and soft drinks.
▪ Their acidic characteristics makes them particularly suitable for the dairy industry, breweries and soft drink manufacturers.
▪ Scientists will study how the astronauts like the soft drinks to see how space changes taste.
▪ Don't you think you'd be better off with a soft drink?
▪ The packaging costs exceed the cost of basic ingredients in soft drinks, breakfast cereals, soups, and frozen dinners.
▪ Filled rolls with tea, coffee and soft drinks will be dispensed.
▪ The rate includes room, all meals, all daytime activities except a nearby archaeological dig, Belikin beer and soft drinks.
▪ However, is it not time to consider the possibility of legalising soft drugs, especially cannabis?
▪ If we were to legalise soft drugs, that would no longer be a problem.
▪ The principal's own inquiries revealed that seven boys had taken soft drugs from the pupil.
▪ Almost a third admitted doing no work in an average day and more than half said they had used soft drugs.
▪ It pounded the soft earth and gurgled along the gutters to splash with relentless monotony into the tub outside the back door.
▪ She was pointing at a recess scraped in the soft earth and pine needles.
▪ He rolled as soon as he hit the soft earth and crashed into the base of a tree.
▪ Gradually, as they worked, their feet sank into the soft earth and wet mud oozed up between their toes.
▪ His hand closed over grass which was instantly torn from the soft earth and his boots were dislodged from their precarious footholds.
▪ In the Perth/Borders area tourism and soft fruit occupied the summer and autumn periods.
▪ It just seemed a pity that Norfolk should have no more appetising soft fruit.
▪ In summer, the scrubbed slatted shelves inside the fruit house are used as a temporary store for soft fruits.
▪ Then it had been filled again, but this time there were no soft fruits from her native land.
▪ September Take cuttings from strong young shoots and root outdoors as for soft fruit.
▪ Thick curtains and other soft furnishings will also help absorb airborne noises.
▪ Contrasting trimmings will highlight and define the shape of soft furnishings.
▪ Output - some firms will have departments reflecting a particular product such as furniture, soft furnishings or kitchenware.
▪ The couple's company designs and makes decorative glassware and soft furnishings as well as offering a full design and decorating service.
▪ Top weight and soft ground proved his undoing but he ran an absolute cracker to finish third to Sibton Abbey.
▪ She is an inch long and digs a burrow six inches deep into soft ground.
▪ The Covenanters drew swords and spears, advanced on to the soft ground, and engaged the Dragoons in bloody hand-to-hand fighting.
▪ Second Set, whose disappointing fourth in the race last year was blamed on soft ground, could also be pulled out.
▪ Another soft ground specialist, Green Lane, looks set for his fourth win in a row in the Krug Trophy.
▪ On soft ground, the familiar rattle was replaced by the occasional noise of tearing metal.
▪ This Sun Alliance Chase runner-up will be a match for any over three miles plus on soft ground.
▪ Roundabouts would have firm handrails and soft ground around them.
▪ He had a soft landing on rough ground, and the foliage closed up again behind him.
▪ He laid upon the table a drawstring purse of soft leather, that chinked faintly as it shifted and settled.
▪ With stylish roman numerals, gold-plated case and soft leather strap, these elegant watches are a pure delight to wear.
▪ I wore it on cold days with soft leather boots, a mouton coat, and a large brimmed black felt hat.
▪ No couch grass striping her soft leather shoes with cuckoo-spit here she thinks.
▪ Both front seats are power-adjustable, and the interior is trimmed in soft leather.
▪ Here muted lights, soft leather, stained wood and anaesthetic chamber music prevailed.
▪ Select shoes made of soft leather.
▪ On the landing a soft light shone into the dark from the corridor, as in memory.
▪ The soft light of dusk was thinning, leaving trees and buildings blackened agalnst the evening sky.
▪ His olive skin seemed to glint in the soft light of the hallway; the flat behind him was almost totally dark.
▪ She took her place at his side again, and watched the exquisitely etched face in the soft light.
▪ Street lights are not too bad because they don't shine directly into your face and only cast a fairly soft light.
▪ The soft light of morning made rainbows through the crystals of the chandeliers.
▪ As the seconds stretched into minutes so the advance of the soft light across the park unfolded beneath him.
▪ A soft light glowed by the armchair.
▪ The production of renewable energy sources should also be promoted through grants, soft loans and fiscal incentives, the report concluded.
▪ The funding packages-a mixture of soft loans, grants, scholarships and paid work on campus-vary.
▪ Suspecting the worst, editorial boards and other high-minded folks demand an end to soft money.
▪ Is your toilet paper honestly the softest money can buy?
▪ But they can give parties any amount of soft money.
▪ In theory, soft money is supposed to be used only for generic party activities and not to support specific candidates.
▪ And there is no limit on the size of soft money contributions.
▪ Dole now backs a ban on PACs, soft money contributions and the use of dues to finance labor union donations.
▪ I was sinking fast in the mire of soft money.
▪ The study covered soft money gifts to the national, House and Senate committees of each major party.
▪ Just one proviso and it is one that everyone in our industry knows ... this business is no soft option.
▪ And if anyone thinks this is a soft option - try a cliff-top route with a storm blowing.
▪ Probation should in no sense be seen as a soft option by the judiciary.
▪ It argued that these were not soft options but properly applied would be tough penalties which aided the battle to reduce crime.
▪ So often in my life, where I've made a mistake, it has been by taking the soft option.
▪ The soft option of imprisonment is not the answer!
▪ Organisers deny it's a soft option.
▪ Very few people ever saw his softer side, and she was one of them.
▪ Enamel, stone and silver combinations are the softer side of the trend.
▪ Its natural habitat offers water that is on the soft side, slightly acidic and heavily vegetated.
▪ Then, too, he had a softer side.
▪ The wind is causing cheeky corners of the sheet to tickle the soft sides of her tummy.
▪ Raging fury from a new young band that sometimes reveals its soft side.
▪ It was a defence mechanism her softer side needed at times.
▪ Pin, tack then machine the soft side of touch-and-close fastener over the raw edges.
▪ Whatever caused the extinction, it is not soft skin that determined survival.
▪ His belt buckle was digging into the soft skin of her stomach and she moved agitatedly, unconsciously provocative.
▪ Kissed the soft skin of her face?
▪ She has smooth, soft skin which glows softly as though a candle were just below the surface.
▪ The soft skin on the armpits and inner thighs was covered in huge, raw blisters.
▪ He had a soft spot for Roy, the same as he did for Benny.
▪ The length of the piece tends to display the soft spots of dystopian fiction: plot improbabilities, claustrophobic metaphors.
▪ Below: The Teddy Robber has a soft spot for cuddly toys.
▪ To find your soft spots, read the following rules and determine which ones you consistently break.
▪ Chub I have a very soft spot in my heart for chub.
▪ Most recently, Matt identified soft spots in our proposals including old and irrelevant information.
▪ She had a soft spot for Jimmy.
▪ Smart, alert, good hands, finds the soft spots.
▪ First, an overwhelming urge to find a market researcher and kick him or her hard on a soft target area.
▪ First, Barak was no soft target.
▪ X-rays don't reveal much, either, since the inflammation lies in the soft tissues and not in the joints.
▪ The same laser already is approved for surgery on soft tissue, such as gum surgery for periodontal disease.
▪ The radio waves, magnetic field and computer technology combine to produce vivid images of the body's soft tissue.
▪ These include the development of tetany and the deposition of calcium phosphate in soft tissues.
▪ The only three-dimensional fossil of a dinosaur's soft tissue was unearthed here in the 90s.
▪ The Bulls' forward has been suffering from a soft tissue injury on the bottom of his left foot.
▪ Tumours contain a relatively high water content and therefore have a relatively long T1 and T2 compared with normal soft tissue.
▪ There is just one problem: brains are part of the soft tissue of the body and so do not survive fossilization.
▪ Middlesbrough showed a resilience that emphasised they are no longer a soft touch on their travels.
▪ And he knew I was a soft touch, that I did most of the housework so he could be free.
▪ Cool for Cats at Stennis Head - a soft touch E15b.
▪ He was the softest touch in the world.
▪ Terry was such a soft touch.
▪ And everybody should wonder why land speculators consider Oro Valley a much softer touch when they need a rezoning.
▪ But Irina was no soft touch.
▪ Artisans needed more than just fertile imaginations and a soft touch with a trowel to bring their work to life.
▪ And don't pile soft toys in the cot.
▪ She is also well known locally for the soft toys she makes for various charities.
▪ Suppose it has tried to promote a special line of soft toys by selling them next to infants' clothes.
▪ The couple are pictured with some of the more than 1,000 soft toys they received from wellwishers after their son's death.
▪ Do you know she's still got two shelves full of soft toys?
▪ Their range includes a fine, natural Kapok which makes an ideal filling for soft toys and other items.
▪ He scarcely heard her soft voice going on about paraffin heaters and electrical wall fans.
▪ The check was being prepared, he said in a soft voice.
▪ The softer voices of some of the country's most accomplished actresses were at the bottom of the charts.
▪ With her soft voice and her calm exterior, she absolutely would not let creditors off the hook.
▪ Jahsaxa's friends politely praised hir appearance, asking flattering questions in soft voices, always smiling.
▪ Mrs Sano has a quiet, moonlike beauty and a soft voice that makes you want to listen.
▪ There were soft voices coming from inside.
▪ Ideally soft water, especially rain-water.
▪ It requires soft water and some shade.
▪ Quick tip Want soft water for your fish?
▪ Very soft water produces excellent specimens.
Water condition: Very soft water with slight acidity.
▪ If you keep soft water fish you would need to test for general hardness.
▪ Very soft water is not suitable, as there is not enough dissolved calcium carbonate, the main material of the shell.
a soft/easy touch
▪ And he knew I was a soft touch, that I did most of the housework so he could be free.
▪ Artisans needed more than just fertile imaginations and a soft touch with a trowel to bring their work to life.
▪ Cool for Cats at Stennis Head - a soft touch E15b.
▪ Leeds are a soft touch when it comes to transfers.
▪ Middlesbrough showed a resilience that emphasised they are no longer a soft touch on their travels.
▪ My client was a soft touch.
▪ Next to it goes a soft touch 6a, Cocoluche, which has an easily avoidable 6b section.
▪ Terry was such a soft touch.
Soft land prices have helped boost new home sales.
Soft lighting creates a romantic atmosphere.
▪ a soft cheese
▪ a soft pillow
▪ A good moisturizer will leave your skin softer and smoother.
▪ a selection of hard and soft cheeses
▪ a whisper so soft that I could scarcely hear it
▪ an expensive pair of soft leather gloves
▪ Analysts expressed fears of a softer U.S. market for large cars.
▪ Apply the polish with a soft cloth.
▪ Compared with today's ideal, 19th-century ladies appear much softer.
▪ He doesn't have the right personality to be an army officer, he's too soft.
▪ He spoke in a whisper so soft that I could hardly hear it.
▪ He spoke with a soft Irish accent.
▪ Her hair was soft and silky.
▪ I need a softer pillow.
▪ In the soft evening light Sonya looked ten years younger.
▪ Just because a guy is bright and plays the guitar doesn't mean he's soft.
▪ Polish the chrome with a soft cloth.
▪ She fell over several times, but came to no harm in the soft new snow.
▪ Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion until soft and beginning to brown at the edges.
▪ I leave the softer grades until the whole drawing is practically finished, to prevent unintentional smudging.
▪ In the gap between the brassière and the pinched waistband of her skirt, her flesh bulged in a pale soft band.
▪ Reject any that are even slightly soft or in any way discoloured.
▪ The guy on the right is younger, with a softer, more expressive face.
▪ The Lions play a perplexingly soft defense, where they willingly allow teams to throw short, underneath passes.
▪ The walls were of plaster, painted soft green and decorated with silver and gold lozenges.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Soft \Soft\ (s[o^]ft; 115), a. [Compar. Softer (s[o^]ft"[~e]r); superl. Softest.] [OE. softe, AS. s[=o]fte, properly adv. of s[=e]fte, adj.; akin to OS. s[=a]fto, adv., D. zacht, OHG. samfto, adv., semfti, adj., G. sanft, LG. sacht; of uncertain origin.]

  1. Easily yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or cut; not firm in resisting; impressible; yielding; also, malleable; -- opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a soft peach; soft earth; soft wood or metal.

  2. Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin.

    They that wear soft clothing are in king's houses.
    --Matt. xi. 8.

  3. Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines. ``The soft, delicious air.''

  4. Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring; pleasing to the eye; not exciting by intensity of color or violent contrast; as, soft hues or tints.

    The sun, shining upon the upper part of the clouds . . . made the softest lights imaginable.
    --Sir T. Browne.

  5. Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.

    Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low, -- an excellent thing in woman.

    Soft were my numbers; who could take offense?

  6. Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind.

    I would to God my heart were flint, like Edward's; Or Edward's soft and pitiful, like mine.

    The meek or soft shall inherit the earth.

  7. Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.

    A soft answer turneth away wrath.
    --Prov. xv. 1.

    A face with gladness overspread, Soft smiles, by human kindness bred.

  8. Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.

    A longing after sensual pleasures is a dissolution of the spirit of a man, and makes it loose, soft, and wandering.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  9. Gentle in action or motion; easy.

    On her soft axle, white she paces even, And bears thee soft with the smooth air along.

  10. Weak in character; impressible.

    The deceiver soon found this soft place of Adam's.

  11. Somewhat weak in intellect. [Colloq.]

    He made soft fellows stark noddies, and such as were foolish quite mad.

  12. Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers.

  13. Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines.

  14. Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing.

  15. (Phonetics)

    1. Applied to a palatal, a sibilant, or a dental consonant (as g in gem, c in cent, etc.) as distinguished from a guttural mute (as g in go, c in cone, etc.); -- opposed to hard.

    2. Belonging to the class of sonant elements as distinguished from the surd, and considered as involving less force in utterance; as, b, d, g, z, v, etc., in contrast with p, t, k, s, f, etc.

      Soft clam (Zo["o]l.), the common or long clam ( Mya arenaria). See Mya.

      Soft coal, bituminous coal, as distinguished from anthracite, or hard, coal.

      Soft crab (Zo["o]l.), any crab which has recently shed its shell.

      Soft dorsal (Zo["o]l.), the posterior part of the dorsal fin of fishes when supported by soft rays.

      Soft grass. (Bot.) See Velvet grass.

      Soft money, paper money, as distinguished from coin, or hard money. [Colloq. U.S.]

      Soft mute. (Phonetics) See Media.

      Soft palate. See the Note under Palate.

      Soft ray (Zo["o]l.), a fin ray which is articulated and usually branched.

      Soft soap. See under Soap.

      Soft-tack, leavened bread, as distinguished from hard-tack, or ship bread.

      Soft tortoise (Zo["o]l.), any river tortoise of the genus Trionyx. See Trionyx.


Soft \Soft\, n. A soft or foolish person; an idiot. [Colloq.]
--G. Eliot.


Soft \Soft\, adv. Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.

A knight soft riding toward them.


Soft \Soft\, interj. Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.

Soft, you; a word or two before you go.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English softe, earlier sefte, "gentle, mild-natured; easeful, comfortable, calm, undisturbed; luxurious," from West Germanic *samfti, from Proto-Germanic *samftijaz "level, even, smooth, gentle, soft" (cognates: Old Saxon safti, Old High German semfti, German sanft; and from a variant form with -ch- for -f-, Middle Dutch sachte, Dutch zacht, German sacht), from root *som- "fitting, agreeable."\n

\nFrom c.1200 of material things, "not stiff, not coarse, fine; yielding to weight." From late 14c. of wind, rain, etc. Of sounds, "quiet, not loud," from early 13c. Of words, "mild, restrained; courteous" mid-14c. From late 14c. as "indulgent," also "physically feeble; easily overcome, lacking manly courage." From 1755 of water ("relatively free from mineral salts"), from 1789 of coal. Meaning "foolish, simple, silly" is attested from 1620s; earlier "easily moved or swayed; soft-hearted, sympathetic; docile" (early 13c.). In reference to drinks, "non-alcoholic" from 1880. As an adverb, Old English softe "gently;" late 13c. as "quietly." As an interjection from 1540s.\n

\nSoft landing is from 1958 and the U.S. space program. Adjective soft-core (in reference to pornography) is from 1966 (see hardcore). Soft rock as a music style is attested from 1969. Soft sell is from 1955. Soft-shoe as a dancing style is attested from 1927. Soft-boiled is from 1757 of eggs; of persons, ideas, etc., 1930 (compare half-baked). Soft-focus (adj.) of camera shots is from 1917. The softer sex "women collectively" is from 1640s.


a. 1 Easily giving way under pressure. 2 (context of cloth or similar material English) Smooth and flexible; not rough, rugged, or harsh. 3 Gentle. 4 Expressing gentleness or tenderness; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind. 5 Gentle in action or motion; easy. 6 Weak in character; impressible. 7 Requiring little or no effort; easy. 8 Not bright or intense. 9 (context of a road intersection English) Having an acute angle. 10 (context of a sound English) Quiet. 11 (context linguistics English) voiced, sonant 12 (context linguistics rare English) voiceless 13 (context linguistics Slavic languages English) palatalized 14 (context slang English) Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy. 15 (context of water English) Low in dissolved calcium compounds. 16 (context UK colloquial English) foolish. 17 (context physics English) Of a ferromagnetic material; a material that becomes essentially non magnetic when an external magnetic field is removed, a material with a low magnetic coercivity. (compare hard) 18 (context of a person English) Physically or emotionally weak. 19 Incomplete, or temporary; not a full action. 20 (context UK of a man English) effeminate. 21 Agreeable to the senses. 22 Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring or jagged; pleasing to the eye. adv. (lb en obsolete) Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly. interj. (context archaic English) Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast. n. A soft or foolish person; an idiot.


adv. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard) [syn: easy]

  1. adj. lacking in hardness relatively or comparatively [ant: hard]

  2. metaphorically soft; "my father is a soft touch"; "soft light"; "a soft rain"; "a soft Southern drawl"; "soft brown eyes"; "a soft glance" [ant: hard]

  3. of sound; relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music" [ant: loud]

  4. easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin" [syn: delicate]

  5. used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition" [syn: piano] [ant: forte]

  6. used of beverages; not containing alcohol; "nonalcoholic beverages"; "soft drinks" [syn: nonalcoholic] [ant: alcoholic]

  7. of speech sounds; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh') [ant: hard]

  8. tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; "too soft on the children" [syn: indulgent, lax, lenient]

  9. having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window" [syn: easy, gentle]

  10. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "a soft job" [syn: cushy]


Soft or SOFT may refer to:

  • Soft matter, various states of matter with low resistance to external force
  • Soft magnetic material is a magnetic material with low coercivity
  • Soft skills, a sociological term relating to a person's emotional intelligence
  • Softs, soft commodities
Soft (band)

Soft is an American indie rock band from New York City.

Soft (album)

Soft is an album by Dan Bodan released by DFA Records on 27 October 2014.

Usage examples of "soft".

The skin of this young creature, from continual ablutions and the use of mollifying ointments, was inconceivably smooth and soft.

She noticed that he wore his soft brown hat carelessly on the side of his head and that his accent was flat.

Then someone was helping her, telling her in some strange accent to bring him in here, hands guiding her shoulders, leading her into a tent with a soft glow of lamplight.

The mist became a light, steady rain, and as Ace rode along, a soft patter filled the stillness of aspen and pine.

She ached to be outside in the fresh air, to be dressed in her oldest jeans, turning over spades full of soft loamy earth, feeling the excitement and pleasure of siting the bulbs, of allowing her imagination to paint for her the colourful picture they would make in the spring, in their uniform beds set among lawn pathways and bordered by a long deep border of old-fashioned perennial plants.

I petitioned for a cup of chill aconite, My descent to awful Hades had been soft, for now must I go With the curse by father Zeus cast on ambition immoderate.

Coca-Cola story, telling of a pharmacological tycoon who invents a soft drink containing a mysterious, addictive stimulant.

He was thinking of something so widely different, being seated, in fact, just opposite to Sara, who, fresh from her afternoon sleep, was looking adorably pensive in her black dress edged with a soft white frill that took a heart-shaped curve in front, just wide enough to show the exquisite hollow in the lower part of her throat.

He strokes the soft curling hair once more before lifting the adz, then grins as he realizes his fingers have left a faint black shadow on the kid.

Who, soothed to false repose by the fanning plumes above And the music-stirring motion of its soft and busy feet, Dream visions of aereal joy, and call the monster, Love, And wake, and find the shadow Pain, as he whom now we greet.

Bel, the present duchess of Hawkscliffe, considered one of the most ravishing women in Society, wore a gown of soft rose silk with long sleeves of transparent aerophane crepe.

To drag a cloud of white aerophane behind her over a thick, soft carpet, with three eligible young men in full contemplation of her peerless beauty, was as delicious as though she had been an actress receiving an overwhelming ovation.

From across the cell Alec heard the soft, sickening snap of joints separating.

When Alec was certain he was soundly asleep this time, he fell into his own bed, only to be awakened a second time by the sound of soft voices.

Spreading his toes out for balance, Alec blinked up at her and gave a soft hoot.