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soft

soft

 
 
pronunciation:
sawft
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: softer, softest
definition 1: easy to bend or to shape; not firm or hard.
I like to sleep on a soft bed.The metal became soft when we heated it.
synonyms:
tender
antonyms:
crisp, firm, hard
similar words:
elastic, fleshy, flexible, fragile, limp, mushy, plastic, spongy, supple
definition 2: smooth; not rough.
She has soft hands from the special lotion she uses.
synonyms:
delicate, velvet
antonyms:
rough
similar words:
plush, satiny, silky, sleek, smooth, tender
definition 3: not strong or bright.
This painter uses very soft colors.
antonyms:
bright, glaring, harsh
similar words:
delicate, dim, faint, feeble, gentle, mellow, mild, neutral, pale, pastel, quiet, tranquil, weak
definition 4: quiet or low in tone.
There was soft music playing as we ate dinner.
synonyms:
low, muted, quiet
antonyms:
harsh, loud
similar words:
faint, feeble, gentle, hushed, light, mellow, weak
definition 5: not demanding; easy.
He is a soft teacher and never gives too much homework.
synonyms:
easy, lenient
antonyms:
hard, stern, strict
similar words:
flexible, liberal, loose, sympathetic, tolerant
definition 6: not harsh; light.
He was lucky to receive such a soft punishment for his bad behavior.
synonyms:
gentle, light, mild
antonyms:
harsh, strong, tough
similar words:
easy, moderate, slack, slight
definition 7: (informal) not difficult.
Mr. Silver has a soft position at the bank.
synonyms:
easy
similar words:
comfortable, plush, simple
definition 8: in poor shape for physical activity.
She is soft after sitting on the couch all winter.
antonyms:
fit, tough
similar words:
delicate, fat, feeble, fragile, frail, weak
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: softer, softest
definition: in a soft manner; gently.
He let me down soft.
synonyms:
delicately, gently
antonyms:
hard
similar words:
easily, tenderly
derivations: softly (adv.), softness (n.)
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  • softly:
    in a soft way.
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