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 (sôf′tē, sŏf′-)
Variant of softy.
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(ˈsɒftɪ) or


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

(ˈsɔf ti, ˈsɒf-)

n., pl. -ties. Informal.
1. a person easily stirred to sentiment.
2. a weak or foolish person.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.softie - a person who is weak and excessively sentimental
doormat, weakling, wuss - a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
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softy [ˈsɒfti] ncœur m sensiblesoft landing n (FINANCE)atterrissage m en douceur
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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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ENGLISH Mastiff, Sam, right, the 12 stone "big softie" belongs to Paul Collings of Whitby AND also taking it eazzzzzy is Fudge, who belongs to Amber Liddell, nine, of Redcar.
As the owner of a 'Staff ' (who is a big softie and has the most lovely nature), I too cried when I read of the suffering that poor Staff and pup went through.
the eyes have it It's all about the eyes this party season, and we've found the best 'look at me' false lashes on the market - these limited edition 'Decadence' ones from Illamasqua pounds 25, perfect presents For the best value beauty gifts around, head to Boots, where you'll find a huge range of packages from Soap & Glory, like this Big Softie Jumbo Holdall, containing Righteous Body Butter, Hand Food, Flake Away body scrub, Heel Genius and Scrub Gloves, all for pounds 30!
For all practical purposes, though, the weight difference is not that significant, as the softie truly feels quite hefty and solid in the hand, especially with its traditional checkered brown grip panels.