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Soft meaning

soft - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; " what a cushy job!"; " a soft job"
  2. 2. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; " just wanted to take it easy" (` soft' is nonstandard)
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin.
  5. 5. Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.
  8. 8. Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind.
  9. 9. Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.
  10. 10. Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.
  11. 11. Gentle in action or motion; easy.
  12. 12. Weak in character; impressible.
  13. 13. Somewhat weak in intellect.
  14. 14. Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers.
  15. 15. Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines.
  16. 16. Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.
  20. 20. Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
  21. 21. Easily yielding; soothing; not harsh; not loud; gentle; mild; weak.

soft - examples of usage

  1. But in summer the door was wide open, and the light and the soft air came in. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. 7920. Do you sell soft goods in your shop as well as provisions? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 7662. Do you not keep any soft goods at all? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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