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Definition of "soft spot" [soft spot]

  • A tender or sentimental feeling: has a soft spot for stray animals. (noun)
  • A weak or vulnerable point: a soft spot in the nation's defense strategy. (noun)
  • See fontanel. (noun)

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.

Use "soft spot" in a sentence
  • "According to Ludmila the bookkeeper, he has a soft spot for the waitresses at our café."
  • "For some reason Alexander had a soft spot for Harpalus and not only allowed this scoundrel to return to his camp but once again set him in charge of his treasury, now a much more lucrative position since his victory over Darius and conquest of Egypt."
  • "Luckily, Jonellen has a great sense of humor and a soft spot in her heart for fools."