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Definition of "soft" []

  • Easily molded, cut, or worked. (adjective)
  • Yielding readily to pressure or weight. (adjective)
  • Out of condition; flabby. (adjective)
  • Smooth or fine to the touch: a soft fabric. (adjective)
  • Not loud, harsh, or irritating: a soft voice. (adjective)
  • Easy to dent, work, or cut without shattering; malleable (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Not hard; giving little or no resistance to pressure or weight (adjective)
  • Fine, light, smooth, or fluffy to the touch (adjective)
  • Gentle; tranquil (adjective)
  • (of music, sounds, etc) low and pleasing (adjective)
  • (of light, colour, etc) not excessively bright or harsh (adjective)
  • (of a breeze, climate, etc) temperate, mild, or pleasant (adjective)
  • Drizzly or rainy (adjective)
  • Slightly blurred; not sharply outlined (adjective)
  • (of a diet) consisting of easily digestible foods (adjective)
  • Kind or lenient, often excessively so (adjective)
  • Easy to influence or impose upon (adjective)
  • Prepared to compromise; not doctrinaire (adjective)
  • Feeble or silly; simple (often in the phrase soft in the head) (adjective)
  • Unable to endure hardship, esp through too much pampering (adjective)
  • Physically out of condition; flabby (adjective)
  • Loving; tender (adjective)
  • Requiring little exertion; easy (adjective)
  • (of water) relatively free of mineral salts and therefore easily able to make soap lather (adjective)
  • (of a drug such as cannabis) nonaddictive or only mildly addictive (adjective)
  • (of news coverage) concentrating on trivial stories or those with human interest (adjective)
  • (not in technical usage) denoting the consonants c and g in English when they are pronounced as palatal or alveolar fricatives or affricates (s, /dʒ/, /ʃ/, /ð/, /tʃ/) before e and i, rather than as velar stops (k, g) (adjective)
  • (in the Slavonic languages) palatalized before a front vowel or a special character (soft sign) written as Ь (adjective)
  • Unprotected against attack (adjective)
  • Unarmoured, esp as applied to a truck by comparison with a tank (adjective)
  • (of prices, a market, etc) unstable and tending to decline (adjective)
  • (of a currency) in relatively little demand, esp because of a weak balance of payments situation (adjective)
  • (of radiation, such as X-rays and ultraviolet radiation) having low energy and not capable of deep penetration of materials (adjective)
  • (of valves or tubes) only partially evacuated (adjective)
  • Related to the performance of non-specific, undefinable tasks (adjective)
  • In a soft manner (adverb)
  • A soft object, part, or piece (noun)
  • Quiet! (exclamation)
  • Wait! (exclamation)

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Use "soft" in a sentence
  • "Mine turned out soft and well..soft of, bend-able, if that makes any sense?"
  • "Each of these varieties may be had in two grades, according to the negative in hand or the effect desired in the print, viz.: _hard_, for use with soft negatives where we desire to get vigor or contrast in the print, and _soft_, for use with hard negatives where softness of effect is desired in the print."
  • "Miss Wynter puts that glance behind her, and perhaps there is something -- something a little dangerous in the soft, _soft_ look she now turns upon him."