softy


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soft·y

or soft·ie  (sôf′tē, sŏf′-)
n. pl. soft·ies Informal
1. A person regarded as weak or sentimental.
2. A person who finds it difficult to punish or be strict.

soft•y

or soft•ie

(ˈsɔf ti, ˈsɒf-)

n., pl. -ties. Informal.
1. a person easily stirred to sentiment.
2. a weak or foolish person.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.softy - a person who is weak and excessively sentimental
doormat, weakling, wuss - a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
Translations

softy

[ˈsɒftɪ] Nblandengue mf; (= too tender-hearted) → blandengue mf, buenazo/a m/f; (= no stamina etc) → blandengue mf; (= coward) → gallina mf, cobardica mf
you big softie, stop crying!¡no seas llorón or llorica!

softy

softie [ˈsɒftɪ] n (fam) (weak) → pappamolle m/f; (tender-hearted) → tenerone/a
References in classic literature ?
Here I go over to Se- reny Harper, like an old softy, expecting I'm going to make her believe all that rubbage about that dream, when lo and behold you she'd found out from Joe that you was over here and heard all the talk we had that night.
I tried honestly enough to kill the pigeons, but I had no luck, or too much, till I happened to bring down one of a pair that I found apart from the rest in a softy tree-top.
When the place was packed full the undertaker he slid around in his black gloves with his softy soother- ing ways, putting on the last touches, and getting people and things all ship-shape and comfortable, and making no more sound than a cat.
Nevertheless," she continued softy, "of one thing I am very sure.
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CHEFS have a reputation for being hard-line (not to mention a bit ***ing sweary) in their kitchens, but Kirkby-born celeb chef Aiden Byrne is clearly a big softy when he's out of his.