superl somewhat weak in intellect.
2. soft ·superl weak in character; impressible.
3. soft ·superl gentle in action or motion; easy.
4. soft ·interj be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
5. soft ·superl effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.
6. soft ·superl quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers.
7. soft ·noun a soft or foolish person; an idiot.
8. soft ·adv softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.
9. soft ·superl easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind.
10. soft ·superl having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines.
11. soft ·superl not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin.
12. soft ·superl not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing.
13. soft ·superl not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.
14. soft ·superl expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.
15. soft ·superl hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines.
xvi. soft ·superl not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring; pleasing to the eye; not exciting by intensity of color or violent contrast; as, soft hues or tints.
xvii. soft ·superl applied to a palatal, a sibilant, or a dental consonant (as g in gem, c in cent, ·etc.) as distinguished from a guttural mute (as g in go, c in cone, ·etc.);
opposed to hard.
xviii. soft ·superl belonging to the class of sonant elements as distinguished from the surd, and considered as involving less force in utterance; as, b, d, g, z, v, ·etc., in contrast with p, t, k, s, f, ·etc.
xix. soft ·superl easily yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or cut; not firm in resisting; impressible; yielding; also, malleable;
opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a soft peach; soft earth; soft wood or metal.