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 (sôf′tē, sŏf′-)
Variant of softy.


(ˈsɒftɪ) or


n, pl softies
informal a person who is sentimental, weakly foolish, or lacking in physical endurance


or soft•ie

(ˈsɔf ti, ˈsɒf-)

n., pl. -ties. Informal.
1. a person easily stirred to sentiment.
2. a weak or foolish person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.softie - a person who is weak and excessively sentimental
doormat, weakling, wuss - a person who is physically weak and ineffectual


softy [ˈsɒfti] ncœur m sensiblesoft landing n (FINANCE)atterrissage m en douceur


n (inf, too tender-hearted) → gutmütiger Trottel (inf); (sentimental) → sentimentaler Typ (inf); (effeminate, cowardly) → Schlappschwanz m (inf), → Weichling m (inf); I know I’m an old softie but …ich bin ja ein gutmütiger Typ or Mensch, aber …
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