Pronunciation: sǒft; 115
a.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.
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.
5.Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.
6.Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind.
The meek or soft shall inherit the earth.
- Tyndale.
7.Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.
- Prov. xv. 1.
8.Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.
9.Gentle in action or motion; easy.
10.Weak in character; impressible.
The deceiver soon found this soft place of Adam's.
- Glanvill.
11.Somewhat weak in intellect.
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) 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.
Soft clam
(Zool.) the common or long clam (Mya arenaria). See Mya.
Soft coal
bituminous coal, as distinguished from anthracite, or hard, coal.
Soft crab
(Zool.) any crab which has recently shed its shell.
Soft dorsal
(Zool.) 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.
Soft mute
(Phonetics) See Media.
Soft palate
See the Note under Palate.
Soft ray
(Zool.) a fin ray which is articulated and usually branched.
Soft soap
See under Soap.
leavened bread, as distinguished from hard-tack, or ship bread.
Soft tortoise
(Zool.) any river tortoise of the genus Trionyx. See Trionyx.
n.1.A soft or foolish person; an idiot.
adv.1.Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.
A knight soft riding toward them.
- Spenser.
interj.1.Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
Soft, you; a word or two before you go.
- Shak.
Adj.1.soft - lacking in hardness relatively or comparatively
hard - not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock"
2.soft - metaphorically soft; "my father is a soft touch"; "soft light"; "a soft rain"; "a soft Southern drawl"; "soft brown eyes"; "a soft glance"
hard - metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb"
3.soft - of sound; relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
loud - characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
4.soft - easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"
Synonyms: delicate
5.soft - used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition"
Synonyms: piano
6.soft - used of beverages; not containing alcohol; "nonalcoholic beverages"; "soft drinks"
Synonyms: nonalcoholic
7.soft - of speech sounds; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
hard - of speech sounds
8.soft - tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; "too soft on the children"
Synonyms: lenient, indulgent, lax
9.soft - having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
Synonyms: easy, gentle
10.soft - not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "a soft job"
Synonyms: cushy
Adv.1.soft - in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)
Synonyms: easy
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