Meaning of SOFT in English

SOFT

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.

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