Definitions of soft

  1. Softness.
  2. Gently! Stop!.
  3. Proceed softly; be quiet or slow.
  4. Be soft; hold; stop.
  5. ( informal) in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; " just wanted to take it easy" (` soft' is nonstandard)
  6. Softly; quietly.
  7. Softly.
  8. Gently: quietly.
  9. In a soft, easy, or gentle manner.
  10. Softly; gently; quietly.
  11. ( informal) not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; " what a cushy job!"; " a soft job"
  12. used of beverages; not containing alcohol; " nonalcoholic beverages"; " soft drinks"
  13. metaphorically soft; " my father is a soft touch"; " soft light"; " a soft rain"; " a soft Southern drawl"; " soft brown eyes"; " a soft glance"
  14. of speech sounds; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound ( as ` s' and ` sh')
  15. of sound; relatively low in volume; " soft voices"; " soft music"
  16. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; " what a cushy job!"; " a soft job"
  17. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; " just wanted to take it easy" (` soft' is nonstandard)
  18. 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.
  19. Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin.
  20. Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines.
  21. 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.
  22. Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.
  23. Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind.
  24. Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.
  25. Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.
  26. Gentle in action or motion; easy.
  27. Weak in character; impressible.
  28. Somewhat weak in intellect.
  29. Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers.
  30. Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines.
  31. Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing.
  32. 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.
  33. A soft or foolish person; an idiot.
  34. Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.
  35. Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
  36. Not hard; easily yielding to pressure; easily molded or shaped; as, soft wax; smooth to the touch; as, the soft fur of a cat; not glaring; as, a soft light; not loud; as, soft music; courteous; as, soft manners; mild or gentle; as, a soft answer; kind; as, soft treatment; having feelings easily moved; as, a soft heart; of the weather, moist or mild; colloquially, weak or foolish; colloquially, containing no alcohol; as, soft drinks.
  37. Easily yielding to pressure: easily cut or acted upon: malleable: not rough to the touch: smooth: pleasing or soothing to the senses: easily yielding to any influence: mild: gentle: effeminate: gentle in motion: easy: free from lime or salt, as water.
  38. Easily yielding; soothing; not harsh; not loud; gentle; mild; weak.
  39. Yielding easily to pressure; pliable; mild; gentle; tender; weak; effeminate.
  40. Not hard; easily worked; smooth to the touch; delicate; yielding easily; weak; tender; courteous; gentle; placid; effeminate; smooth and gently flowing.
  41. Not hard; easily yielding to pressure; not rough; not violent; smooth to the touch; flowing; easily yielding to persuasion or any influence; impresible; gentle; mild; delicate; weak; simple; not unfeeling; not strong or glaring; pleasing to any sense.
  42. For be soft, int. hold; not so fast.
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