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Definition of Soft

Soft

  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.
  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.
  7. Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.
  8. Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.
  9. Gentle in action or motion; easy.
  10. Weak in character; impressible.
  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. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A soft or foolish person; an idiot.
  18. Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.
  19. Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.

Soft Quotations

The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don't invest, their holding too much money. We haven't heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody's afraid of the government and there's no need soft peddling it, it's the truth. It is the truth.
Steve Wynn

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
C. S. Lewis

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
Henny Youngman

You have to know when to be arrogant. You have to when to be humble. You have to know when to be hard and you have to know when to be soft.
Talib Kweli

What I wear is a reflection of where I am going and how I am feeling. If I'm in a good mood, it's got to be cashmere and jeans - just something comfy, soft and warm. When I'm down, I might find something that I haven't worn for a while that was bought for me - or wear a brooch or a pair of shoes that are like old friends.
Kim Cattrall
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Soft Translations

soft in Afrikaans is lieflik, soet, sag
soft in Dutch is zoet, zacht, liefelijk
soft in French is moelleux, alcoolsans, mou, doux
soft in German is weich, weich, sanft, sanft
soft in Italian is placido, soffice, dolce
soft in Latin is tener tenera tenerum, mollis, mansuetus, madidus
soft in Portuguese is macio
soft in Spanish is tierno, dulce, blando, placido
soft in Swedish is vek, mild, len, mjuk, veklig, blid

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