soft spot


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soft spot

n.
1. A tender or sentimental feeling: has a soft spot for stray animals.
2. A weak or vulnerable point: a soft spot in the nation's defense strategy.
3. See fontanel.

soft spot

n
a sentimental fondness (esp in the phrase have a soft spot for)

soft′ spot`


n.
1. a weak or vulnerable position, place, condition, etc.
2. emotional susceptibility: a soft spot for kittens.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soft spot - a place of especial vulnerability
weakness - the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
Achilles' heel - a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness
jugular - a vital part that is vulnerable to attack; "he always goes for the jugular"
underbelly - the quality of being weak or unprotected; "the soft underbelly of the Axis"- Winston Churchill
2.soft spot - a sentimental affection; "she had a soft spot for her youngest son"
affection, affectionateness, philia, warmness, warmheartedness, fondness, tenderness, heart - a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
3.soft spot - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetussoft spot - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
child's body - the body of a human child
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
anterior fontanelle - corresponds to the bregma when bones have ossified
sphenoid fontanel, sphenoid fontanelle, sphenoidal fontanel, sphenoidal fontanelle - the irregularly shaped area on either side of the cranium where the frontal bone and the anterior tip of the parietal bone and the temporal bone and the greater wing of the sphenoid bone meet; corresponds to the pterion when bones have ossified
References in classic literature ?
It is certainly a soft spot to fall on and a sweet spot to look at.
I've always had a soft spot for Liverpool, even playing for Everton.
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If I had to pick just one, it would be Ragstone, who won the Ascot Gold Cup for the old Duke, because I had a soft spot for him.
The Scunthorpe goalkeeper, who made just seven appearances for Albion during a three-year spell, still has a soft spot for the Baggies and he fully expects them to be up there again this term.
It seems like Toon teens also have a soft spot for Mr Nasty himself, Simon Cowell, as 11% of them would like to go on holiday with him, more than anywhere else in the country.
Last night, the leader of Newcastle Council admitted to having a soft spot for the building, but said it could not stand in the way of progress across the water.
I've a bit of a soft spot for St Pat's now that we sponsor them (Ed: Really.
Now I've got a soft spot for hedonism, but I understood where Berry was coming from.
Favorite son: Jackson always has had a soft spot for Sacramento, the city whose fans he once derided as ``semi-civilized'' and ``redneck in some form or fashion'' during the 2000 Western Conference playoffs.