1. A soft or foolish person; an idiot.


  1. Easily giving way under pressure.
    My head sank easily into the soft pillow.
  2. Smooth and flexible; not rough, rugged, or harsh.
    Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching.
    soft silk; a soft skin
  3. Gentle.
    There was a soft breeze blowing.
  4. Expressing gentleness or tenderness; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind.
    soft eyes
  5. Gentle in action or motion; easy.
  6. Weak in character; impressible.
  7. Requiring little or no effort; easy.
    a soft job
  8. Not bright or intense.
    soft lighting
  9. Having an acute angle.
    At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the soft left.
  10. Quiet.
    I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees.
  11. voiced, sonant
    DH represents the voiced (soft) th of English these clothes. — ,
  12. voiceless
  13. palatalized
  14. Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.
    When it comes to drinking, he is as soft as they come.
  15. Low in dissolved calcium compounds.
    You won't need as much soap, as the water here is very soft.
  16. Foolish.
  17. Of a ferromagnetic material; a material that becomes essentially non magnetic when an external magnetic field is removed, a material with a low magnetic coercivity. (compare hard)
  18. Physically or emotionally weak.
  19. Incomplete, or temporary; not a full action.
    The admin imposed a soft block/ban on the user or a soft lock on the article.
  20. Effeminate.
  21. Agreeable to the senses.
    a soft liniment
    soft wines
  22. Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring or jagged; pleasing to the eye.
    soft colours
    the soft outline of the snow-covered hill


  1. Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.


  1. Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.

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