Soft - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sɔːft|  American pronunciation of the word soft
Brit.  |sɒft|  British pronunciation of the word soft


- easily hurt (syn: delicate)
soft hands
- (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
the market for computers is soft
- using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
soft data
the soft sciences
- tolerant or lenient (syn: indulgent, lenient)
too soft on the children
they are soft on crime
- soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe (syn: gentle)
- having little impact (syn: easy, gentle)
a soft (or light) tapping at the window
- out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance (syn: flabby, flaccid)
he was too soft for the army
- willing to negotiate and compromise
- not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship (syn: cushy, easygoing)
a soft job
- mild and pleasant (syn: balmy, mild)
a soft breeze
- not brilliant or glaring (syn: subdued)
the moon cast soft shadows
soft pastel colors


- in a relaxed manner; or without hardship (syn: easy)

Extra examples

The ground was soft after the heavy rain.

Iron and lead are soft metals.

The rabbit's fur is soft.

The room was painted in soft pink.

A soft mattress is bad for your back.

The fabric felt soft to the touch.

She has soft skin.

He was very soft and gentle with the children.

She found his soft, pensive eyes looking at her.

He was fond of saying soft things which were intended to have no meaning.

He found himself quite soft on the subject.

You are soft in the head.

They are disposed to try soft means at first.

The government is too soft on crime.

My feet sank into the soft ground.

Word forms

comparative: softer
superlative: softest
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