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soft

 (sôft, sŏft)
adj. soft·er, soft·est
1.
a. Yielding readily to pressure or weight: a soft melon; a soft pillow.
b. Easily molded, cut, or worked: soft wood.
c. Sports Not tense and therefore capable of absorbing the impact of a ball or puck and of catching, receiving, or controlling it: a receiver with soft hands.
2. Out of condition; flabby: got soft sitting at a desk all day.
3. Smooth or fine to the touch: a soft fabric; soft fur.
4.
a. Not loud, harsh, or irritating: a soft voice.
b. Not brilliant or glaring; subdued: soft colors.
5. Not sharply drawn or delineated: soft charcoal shading; a scene filmed in soft focus.
6. Mild; balmy: a soft breeze.
7.
a. Tender or affectionate: a soft glance.
b. Attracted or emotionally involved: He has been soft on her for years.
c. Not stern; lenient: a coach who was soft on his players.
d. Lacking strength of character; weak: too soft for the pressure of being a spy.
e. Informal Simple-minded or foolish: He's soft in the head.
8.
a. Not demanding or difficult; easy: a soft job.
b. Based on conciliation or compromise: took a soft line toward their opponents.
c. Gradually declining in trend; not firm: a soft economy; a soft computer market.
d. Sports Scored on a shot that the goalie should have blocked: a soft goal.
9. Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts: limited the discussion to soft topics.
10. Using or based on data that is not readily quantifiable or amenable to experimental verification or refutation: The lawyer downplayed the soft evidence.
11. Softcore.
12. Being a turn in a specific direction at an angle less acute than other possible routes: a soft right.
13. Of or relating to a paper currency as distinct from a hard currency backed by gold.
14. Having low dissolved mineral content: soft water.
15.
a. Nonalcoholic.
b. Nonaddictive or mildly addictive. Used of certain drugs.
16. Having a low or lower power of penetration: soft x-rays.
17. Linguistics
a. Sibilant rather than guttural, as c in certain and g in gem.
b. Voiced and weakly articulated: a soft consonant.
c. Palatalized, as certain consonants in Slavic languages.
18. Unprotected against or vulnerable to attack: a soft target.
adv.
In a soft manner; gently.

[Middle English, pleasant, calm, from Old English sōfte.]

soft′ly adv.
soft′ness n.

soft

(sɒft)
adj
1. easy to dent, work, or cut without shattering; malleable
2. not hard; giving little or no resistance to pressure or weight
3. fine, light, smooth, or fluffy to the touch
4. gentle; tranquil
5. (of music, sounds, etc) low and pleasing
6. (of light, colour, etc) not excessively bright or harsh
7. (of a breeze, climate, etc) temperate, mild, or pleasant
8. (Physical Geography) dialect drizzly or rainy: a soft day; the weather has turned soft.
9. slightly blurred; not sharply outlined: soft focus.
10. (Medicine) (of a diet) consisting of easily digestible foods
11. kind or lenient, often excessively so
12. easy to influence or impose upon
13. prepared to compromise; not doctrinaire: the soft left.
14. informal feeble or silly; simple (often in the phrase soft in the head)
15. unable to endure hardship, esp through too much pampering
16. physically out of condition; flabby: soft muscles.
17. loving; tender: soft words.
18. informal requiring little exertion; easy: a soft job.
19. (Chemistry) chem (of water) relatively free of mineral salts and therefore easily able to make soap lather
20. (Recreational Drugs) (of a drug such as cannabis) nonaddictive or only mildly addictive. Compare hard19
21. (Journalism & Publishing) (of news coverage) concentrating on trivial stories or those with human interest
22. (Broadcasting) (of news coverage) concentrating on trivial stories or those with human interest
23. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. an older word for lenis
b. (not in technical usage) denoting the consonants c and g in English when they are pronounced as palatal or alveolar fricatives or affricates (s, /dʒ/, /ʃ/, /ð/, /tʃ/) before e and i, rather than as velar stops (k, g)
c. (in the Slavonic languages) palatalized before a front vowel or a special character (soft sign) written as ь
24. (Military)
a. unprotected against attack: a soft target.
b. military unarmoured, esp as applied to a truck by comparison with a tank
25. (Banking & Finance) finance chiefly US (of prices, a market, etc) unstable and tending to decline
26. (Currencies) (of a currency) in relatively little demand, esp because of a weak balance of payments situation
27. (General Physics) (of radiation, such as X-rays and ultraviolet radiation) having low energy and not capable of deep penetration of materials
28. (General Physics) physics (of valves or tubes) only partially evacuated
29. related to the performance of non-specific, undefinable tasks: soft skills such as customer services and office support.
30. soft on soft about
a. gentle, sympathetic, or lenient towards
b. feeling affection or infatuation for
adv
in a soft manner: to speak soft.
n
31. a soft object, part, or piece
32. informal See softie
interj
33. quiet!
34. wait!
[Old English sōfte; related to Old Saxon sāfti, Old High German semfti gentle]
ˈsoftly adv

soft

(sɔft, sɒft)

adj.andadv. -er, -est,
n., interj. adj.
1. yielding readily to touch or pressure; not hard or stiff.
2. relatively deficient in hardness, as metal or wood.
3. smooth to the touch; not rough: soft skin.
4. pleasant or comfortable: a soft chair.
5. low or subdued in sound.
6. not harsh or unpleasant to the eye: soft light.
7. not hard or sharp: soft outlines.
8. gentle or mild: soft breezes.
9. not harsh or severe, as a penalty or demand.
11. not sturdy; delicate: soft fabrics.
12. undemanding; easy, comfortable, etc.: a soft job; a soft life.
13. weak, spiritless, etc., as from lack of effort or challenge: We've grown soft with all these modern conveniences.
14. (of water) relatively free from mineral salts that interfere with the action of soap.
15. (of paper money or a monetary system) not supported by sufficient gold reserves and, usu., not easily convertible into a foreign currency.
16. (of a market, prices, etc.) declining in value, volume, etc.; weak. Compare firm 1 (def. 6).
18. Photog.
a. (of a photographic image) having delicate gradations of tone.
b. (of a focus) lacking in sharpness.
c. (of a lens) unable to be focused sharply.
19.
a. (of c and g) pronounced as in cent and gem.
b. (of consonants) lenis, esp. lenis and voiced.
Compare hard (def. 34).
20. (of a missile-launching base) aboveground and unprotected from enemy attack.
21. (of the landing of a space vehicle) executed with deceleration; gentle.
22. foolish or stupid: soft in the head.
23. (of a detergent) readily biodegradable.
n.
24. something that is soft or yielding; the soft part.
25. softness.
adv.
26. in a soft manner.
interj. Archaic.
27. be quiet! hush!
28. not so fast! stop!
Idioms:
be soft on,
a. to feel affection
for; be infatuated with.
b. to be lenient or permissive with (something perceived as dangerous or threatening): to be soft on crime.
[before 1000; Old English sōfte earlier sēfte, c. Old High German semfti]
soft′ish, adj.
soft′ly, adv.
soft′ness, n.

soft

- First meant "agreeable, pleasant."
See also related terms for pleasant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
hard - resisting weight or pressure
2.soft - compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children"
tender - given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"
warmhearted - marked by warmth of feeling like kindness and sympathy and generosity; "gave a warmhearted welcome to the stranger"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
3.soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
quiet - free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
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"
untoughened, tender - physically untoughened; "tender feet"
5.soft - produced with vibration of the vocal cords; "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";
6.soft - not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "soft targets"
hardened - protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "hardened missile silos"
7.soft - used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition"
8.soft - (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
concentrated, hard - (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
9.soft - (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
hard - (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
10.soft - (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value; "the market for computers is soft"
falling - becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes"
11.soft - using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation; "soft data"; "the soft sciences"
qualitative - involving distinctions based on qualities; "qualitative change"; "qualitative data"; "qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"
12.soft - tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"
permissive - granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline; "direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive"; "permissive parents"
13.soft - soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"
mild - moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"
14.soft - having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
light - of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
15.soft - out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance; "he was too soft for the army"; "flabby around the middle"; "flaccid cheeks"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
16.soft - willing to negotiate and compromise
conciliative, conciliatory - intended to placate; "spoke in a conciliating tone"; "a conciliatory visit"
17.soft - not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "the easygoing life of a parttime consultant"; "a soft job"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"
18.soft - mild and pleasantsoft - mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"
clement - (of weather or climate) physically mild; "clement weather"
19.soft - not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
Adv.1.soft - in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

soft

adjective
1. velvety, smooth, silky, furry, feathery, downy, fleecy, like a baby's bottom (informal) Regular use of a body lotion will keep the skin soft and supple.
velvety rough, grating, coarse, abrasive, hard
2. yielding, flexible, pliable, cushioned, elastic, malleable, spongy, springy, cushiony She lay down on the soft, comfortable bed.
yielding hard, firm, rigid, tough, solid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding
3. soggy, swampy, marshy, boggy, squelchy, quaggy The horse didn't handle the soft ground very well.
4. squashy, sloppy, mushy, spongy, squidgy (Brit. informal), squishy, gelatinous, squelchy, pulpy, doughy, gloopy (informal), semi-liquid a simple bread made with a soft dough
5. pliable, flexible, supple, malleable, plastic, elastic, tensile, ductile (of metals), bendable, mouldable, impressible Aluminium is a soft metal.
6. quiet, low, gentle, sweet, whispered, soothing, murmured, muted, subdued, mellow, understated, melodious, mellifluous, dulcet, soft-toned When he woke again he could hear soft music. She spoke in a soft whisper.
quiet loud, harsh, noisy, strident
7. lenient, easy-going, lax, liberal, weak, indulgent, permissive, spineless, boneless, overindulgent He says the measure is soft and weak on criminals.
lenient strict, harsh, stern, austere, no-nonsense
8. kind, tender, sentimental, compassionate, sensitive, gentle, pitying, sympathetic, tenderhearted, touchy-feely (informal) a very soft and sensitive heart
9. (Informal) easy, comfortable, undemanding, cushy (informal), easy-peasy (slang) a soft option
10. pale, light, subdued, pastel, pleasing, bland, mellow The room was tempered by the soft colours.
pale bright, gaudy, garish, harsh, glaring
11. dim, faint, dimmed His skin looked golden in the soft light.
dim bright, harsh, glaring
12. mild, delicate, caressing, temperate, balmy a soft breeze
13. (Informal) feeble-minded, simple, silly, foolish, daft (informal), soft in the head (informal), a bit lacking (informal) They were wary of him, thinking he was soft in the head.

soft

adjective
1. Yielding easily to pressure or weight; not firm:
2. Not irritating, strident, or loud:
3. Free from severity or violence, as in movement:
4. Of small intensity:
5. Of a kindly, considerate character:
7. Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
8. Informal. Having only a limited ability to learn and understand:
9. Characterized by reduced economic activity:
10. Informal. Affording pleasurable ease:
Informal: comfy.
Translations
خافِت، ليْسَ لامِعاضَعيف، جَبان، سَخيفطَري ، وَثيرغَيْر كُحوليلَيِّن، غَيْر صارِم
měkkýtichýnealkoholickýshovívavýbázlivý
bløddæmpetlæskedrikmildsodavand
pehmeävaimeavarovainenhellälempeä
blagmekmekannježan
gyengédlágypuha
kjánalegur, linurmildurmjúkurmjúkur, òægilegur viîkomuóáfengur
柔らかい静かな
부드러운
jausti kam nors silpnybęminkšta medienaminkštaširdisprograminė įranga
bailīgsbezalkoholisksglāsmainsliegsmaigs
gladekmehekneženpopustljivtih
mjuksvag
แผ่วเบาอ่อนนุ่ม
mềmmềm mịnnhẹnhẹ nhàngkhẽ

soft

[sɒft]
A. ADJ (softer (compar) (softest (superl)))
1. (= not hard) [ground, water, cheese, pencil, contact lens] → blando; [bed, mattress, pillow] → blando, mullido; [metal] → maleable, dúctil (pej) [muscles, flesh] → blando
to go soft [biscuits etc] → ablandarse
his muscles have gone softsus músculos han perdido su fuerzase le han ablandado los músculos
2. (= smooth) [skin, hair, fur, fabric, texture] → suave
to make soft [+ skin, clothes] → suavizar; [+ leather] → ablandar
3. (= gentle, not harsh) [breeze, landing] → suave; [accent] → ligero, leve; [music] → suave; [light] → tenue; [colour] → delicado; [line] → difuminado
in soft focusdesenfocado
soft lightingluz f tenue
4. (= quiet) [whisper, laugh, step] → suave; [whistle] → flojo; [voice] → suave, tenue
his voice was so soft she scarcely heard ithablaba tan bajito que apenas le oía
the music is too softesta música está demasiado baja
5. (= kind) [smile, person] → dulce; [words] → tierno, dulce
to have a soft heartser todo corazón
6. (= lenient, weak) → blando
the soft left (Pol) → la izquierda moderada, el centro-izquierda
to take a soft line against sthadoptar una línea suave en contra de algo
to be (too) soft on/with sth/sbser (demasiado) blando or indulgente con algo/algn
7. (= easy) → fácil
soft jobchollo m (Sp) , trabajo m fácil
soft optioncamino m fácil
soft targetblanco m fácil
see also touch A2
8. (= foolish) → bobo, tonto
you must be soft!¡tú eres tonto!, ¡has perdido el juicio!
to be soft in the headser un poco bobo
9. (= fond) to be soft on sbsentir afecto por algn
to have a soft spot for sbtener debilidad por algn
10. (Ling) → débil
11. (Econ) [prices, economy] → débil; [sales, market, growth] → flojo
B. CPD [currency, drug, fruit] → blando
soft brown sugar Nazúcar f morena blanda, azúcar m moreno blando
soft centre Nrelleno m blando
soft commodities NPL (Fin) → bienes mpl perecederos, bienes mpl no durables
soft copy N (Comput) → copia f transitoria
soft drink Nbebida f refrescante, refresco m
soft furnishings NPLtextiles mpl
soft goods NPL (Comm) → géneros mpl textiles, tejidos mpl
soft money N (US) → papel m moneda
soft palate N (Anat) → velo m del paladar
soft pedal N (Mus) → pedal m suave
see also soft-pedal soft porn, soft pornography Npornografía f blanda
soft sell Nventa f por persuasión
soft soap Ncoba f
to give sb soft soapdar coba a algn
see also soft-soap soft top N (esp US) → descapotable m
soft toy Njuguete m de peluche

soft

[ˈsɒft] adj
(= not rough) [skin, hands, hair, fur, silk, towel, fabric, texture] → doux(douce)
soft as silk → doux comme de la soie(douce)
(= not hard) [ground, snow, butter, bread] → mou(molle); [water] → peu calcaire, doux(douce); [wood] → tendre; [bed, cushion, pillow] → douillet(te), moelleux/euse
a soft bed → un lit douillet, un lit moelleux
(= gentle) [light, colours] → doux (douce)often before n [curves, lines] → doux(douce); [breeze, rain] → doux (douce)often before n
the soft glow of the evening light → la douce lueur du crépuscule
a soft rain → une douce pluie
(= not loud) [voice, sound, music] → doux(douce)
Her voice grew softer → Sa voix se fit plus douce.
(= lenient) → indulgent(e)
to be too soft on sb → être trop indulgent(e) avec qn
to have a soft spot for sb → avoir un faible pour qn
(= kind) [heart] → tendre
(= easy) [life] → doux(douce)
(= stupid) → débile
soft in the head → ramolli(e) du bulbe
(= not physically tough) → douillet(te) (= emotionally sensitive) → sensible
Don't be so soft! → Ne sois pas si douillet!, Ne sois pas si sensible!

soft

adj (+er)
weich; meatzart; (pej: = flabby) muscleschlaff; a book in soft coversein kartoniertes Buch; soft cheeseWeichkäse m; soft margarineungehärtete Margarine; soft ice creamSofteis nt
(= smooth) skinzart; surfaceglatt; material, velvetweich; hairseidig; as soft as silk or velvetseiden- or samtweich
(= gentle, not harsh)sanft; (= subdued) light, soundgedämpft, sanft; musicgedämpft; (= not loud)leise; rain, breeze, tap, pressureleicht; fold, curvesanft; pleatzart; lineweich; a soft landing (lit, fig)eine weiche Landung
(Ling) consonantweich
(= weak) character, governmentschwach; treatmentnachsichtig; (= lenient) teacher, parentnachsichtig, gutmütig; judge, sentence, punishmentmild(e); to be soft with or on somebodyjdm gegenüber nachgiebig sein; with children alsojdm alles durchgehen lassen; to be (too) soft on something(zu) nachgiebig mit etw sein; to go soft (on something) (→ einer Sache (dat) → gegenüber) zu nachgiebig sein; to have a soft heartein weiches Herz haben; to be as soft as shit (sl)ein Weichei sein (sl)
(= not tough)verweichlicht; liberalismgemäßigt; he thinks it’s soft for a boy to play the violiner hält es für unmännlich, wenn ein Junge Geige spielt; to make somebody softjdn verweichlichen; the soft left (Pol) → die gemäßigte Linke
(= easy) job, lifebequem; he has a soft time of iter hats leicht or bequem; that’s a soft optiondas ist der Weg des geringsten Widerstandes
(= kind, warm) smilewarm; he had another, softer side to himer hatte noch eine andere, gefühlvollere Seite
(Econ) currencyweich; pricesinstabil; stocks, economy, growthschwach; marketnachgiebig
drinkalkoholfrei; drug, pornographyweich; soft porn film/magazineweicher Porno; soft porn actressSoftpornodarstellerin f
(Typ, Comput) return, hyphenweich; soft fonts (for printer) → ladbare Schriften pl
(Brit inf: = foolish) → doof (inf), → nicht ganz richtig im Kopf (inf); he’s soft (in the head)er ist nicht ganz richtig im Kopf (inf); you must be soft!du spinnst wohl! (inf); I must be going softich fange wohl an zu spinnen (inf)
(inf: = feeling affection) to be soft on somebodyfür jdn schwärmen; to have a soft spot for somebodyeine Schwäche für jdn haben

soft

:
softball
nSoftball m
soft benefits
pl (Econ) → nicht-monetäre Leistungen pl
soft-boiled
adj eggweich (gekocht)
softboot
n (Sport) → Softboot m
soft centre
n (= chocolate)Praline f (mit Cremefüllung)
soft-centred
adjmit Cremefüllung
soft coal
nStein- or Fettkohle f
soft-core
adj pornographyweich
soft-cover
adj a soft bookein Taschenbuch nt

soft

:
soft focus
n (Film, Phot) → Weichzeichnung f; a photo taken in softein Foto mit weichen Kontrasten
soft-focus lens
soft-footed
adj tiger, personauf leisen Sohlen schleichend attr; treadleise, lautlos; to be softleise gehen
soft fruit
n (Brit) → Beerenobst nt
soft furnishings
pl (Brit) Vorhänge, Teppiche, Kissen etc
softhead
n (inf)Schwachkopf m (inf)
soft-headed
adj (inf)doof (inf)
soft-hearted
adjweichherzig
soft-heartedness

soft

:
soft option
n to take the softden Weg des geringsten Widerstands gehen
soft palate
soft pedal
n (Mus; on piano) → Dämpfer m, → Pianopedal nt
soft-pedal
vt (Mus) note, passagemit Dämpfer spielen; (fig inf) demands etcherunterschrauben
soft return
n (Comput) → weiche Zeilenschaltung
soft sell
nSoftsell m, → weiche Verkaufstaktik; he’s very good at the softer kann die Leute sehr gut auf sanfte Art or auf die sanfte Tour (inf)überreden
soft-shelled
adjweichschalig
soft shoulder
n (of road)unbefestigtes Bankett
soft-soap (Brit fig)
nSchmeichelei f
vteinseifen (inf), → um den Bart gehen (+dat); they softed him into doing itsie sind ihm so lange um den Bart gegangen, bis er es getan hat (inf)
soft-spoken
adj personleise sprechend attr; to be softeine angenehme Stimme haben
soft target
nleichte Beute; (Mil) → leichtes Ziel
soft top
n (esp US Aut) → Cabriolet nt
soft toy
n (Brit) → Stofftier nt
soft verges
pl (Brit Aut) → nicht befahrbare Bankette; (on sign) → Seitenstreifen nicht befahrbar
software
nSoftware f
software company
nSoftwarehaus nt
software-controlled
adjsoftwaregesteuert
software package
nSoftwarepaket nt
softwood
nWeichholz nt

soft

[sɒft] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (not hard, rough, gen) → morbido/a; (snow, ground) → soffice; (metal, stone) → tenero/a; (cheese) → a pasta molle (pej) (muscles) → flaccido/a
b. (gentle, not harsh, breeze, rain, pressure) → leggero/a; (colour) → delicato/a; (light) → tenue; (look, smile, answer) → dolce; (heart) → tenero/a; (life, option) → facile; (job) → non pesante; (teacher, parent) → indulgente
you're too soft with him → sei troppo indulgente con lui
to have a soft spot for sb → avere un debole per qn
to be soft on sb → essere cotto/a di qn
he has a soft time of it → lui se la passa bene
c. (not loud, sound, laugh, voice) → sommesso/a; (steps, whisper) → leggero/a
the music is too soft → il volume della musica è troppo basso
d. (fam) (person, no stamina) → smidollato/a; (stupid) to be soft (in the head)essere un po' tocco/a
e. (Ling) (consonant) → dolce

soft

(soft) adjective
1. not hard or firm; easily changing shape when pressed. a soft cushion.
2. pleasantly smooth to the touch. The dog has a soft, silky coat.
3. not loud. a soft voice.
4. (of colour) not bright or harsh. a soft pink.
5. not strict (enough). You are too soft with him.
6. (of a drink) not alcoholic. At the party they were serving soft drinks as well as wine and spirits.
7. childishly weak, timid or silly. Don't be so soft – the dog won't hurt you.
ˈsoftly adverb
ˈsoftness noun
soften (ˈsofn) verb
to make or become soft or softer, less strong or less painful. The thick walls softened the noise of the explosion.
ˌsoft-ˈboiled adjective
(of eggs) slightly boiled, so that the yolk is still soft. She likes her eggs soft-boiled.
ˌsoft-ˈhearted adjective
kind-hearted and generous. He had been given some money by a soft-hearted aunt.
ˌsoft-ˈspoken adjective
having a gentle voice or manner. She was a soft-spoken woman with a shy smile.
ˈsoftware noun
computer programs, as opposed to the machines themselves (ˈhardware).
ˈsoftwood noun, adjective
(of) the wood of a conebearing tree eg a pine. softwood furniture.
have a soft spot for
to have a weakness for (someone or something) because of great affection. He's always had a soft spot for his youngest son.

soft

نَاعِم, هادِئ měkký, tichý blød, dæmpet sanft, weich απαλός, μαλακός blando, suave pehmeä, varovainen doux mekan, nježan morbido 柔らかい, 静かな 부드러운 zacht myk łagodny, miękki macio, suave мягкий mjuk, svag แผ่วเบา, อ่อนนุ่ม yumuşak mềm, mềm mịn 柔和的, 软的

soft

a. blando-a, suave, delicado-a; [metals] flexible, maleable;
___ dietdieta ___;
___ drinksrefrescos, bebidas no alcohólicas;
adv. suavemente, blandamente.

soft

adj (not hard) blando, (not rough) suave; — water agua blanda
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Margaret, the eldest of the four, was sixteen, and very pretty, being plump and fair, with large eyes, plenty of soft brown hair, a sweet mouth, and white hands, of which she was rather vain.
His voice became soft and reminiscent, and with a sigh of contentment he launched into a long rambling talk, speaking as one lost in a dream.
suddenly cried Ned, as a great soft, black shadow seemed to sweep out of a clump of trees toward him.
While grandmother took the pitchfork we found standing in one of the rows and dug potatoes, while I picked them up out of the soft brown earth and put them into the bag, I kept looking up at the hawks that were doing what I might so easily do.
Pontellier's reception day--there was a constant stream of callers--women who came in carriages or in the street cars, or walked when the air was soft and distance permitted.
Other poets have warbled the praises of the soft eye of the antelope, and the lovely plumage of the bird that never alights; less celestial, I celebrate a tail.
I reached and got the paper, and then we stood up and waited perfectly still; Bud never stirred; I turned the key of the outside door very soft and slow, then turned the knob the same way, and we went tiptoeing out onto the guard, and shut the door very soft and gentle.
Those soft blue eyes, and all those natural graces, should not be wasted on the inferior society of Highbury and its connexions.
There was not a foot between our two beds, so I bent over and took her soft white shoulders in my arms and kissed her.
I assured him, "that I was as well shaped as most of my age; but the younger, and the females, were much more soft and tender, and the skins of the latter generally as white as milk.
The unison of opposites to prove, Of the soft wax and diamond hard am I; But still, obedient to the laws of love, Here, hard or soft, I offer you my breast, Whate'er you grave or stamp thereon shall rest Indelible for all eternity.
I looked out over the beautiful expanse, bathed in soft yellow moonlight till it was almost as light as day.