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Definitions of soft

  1. Softness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Gently! Stop!. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Proceed softly; be quiet or slow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Be soft; hold; stop. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. (informal) in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Softly; quietly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Softly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Gently: quietly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. In a soft, easy, or gentle manner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Softly; gently; quietly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. (informal) not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "a soft job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. used of beverages; not containing alcohol; "nonalcoholic beverages"; "soft drinks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. lacking in hardness relatively or comparatively Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. metaphorically soft; "my father is a soft touch"; "soft light"; "a soft rain"; "a soft Southern drawl"; "soft brown eyes"; "a soft glance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. of speech sounds; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh') Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. of sound; relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "a soft job" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. Gentle in action or motion; easy. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. Weak in character; impressible. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. Somewhat weak in intellect. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. A soft or foolish person; an idiot. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. Not hard; easily yielding to pressure; easily molded or shaped; as, soft wax; smooth to the touch; as, the soft fur of a cat; not glaring; as, a soft light; not loud; as, soft music; courteous; as, soft manners; mild or gentle; as, a soft answer; kind; as, soft treatment; having feelings easily moved; as, a soft heart; of the weather, moist or mild; colloquially, weak or foolish; colloquially, containing no alcohol; as, soft drinks. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. Easily yielding to pressure: easily cut or acted upon: malleable: not rough to the touch: smooth: pleasing or soothing to the senses: easily yielding to any influence: mild: gentle: effeminate: gentle in motion: easy: free from lime or salt, as water. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. Easily yielding; soothing; not harsh; not loud; gentle; mild; weak. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. Yielding easily to pressure; pliable; mild; gentle; tender; weak; effeminate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Not hard; easily worked; smooth to the touch; delicate; yielding easily; weak; tender; courteous; gentle; placid; effeminate; smooth and gently flowing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. Not hard; easily yielding to pressure; not rough; not violent; smooth to the touch; flowing; easily yielding to persuasion or any influence; impresible; gentle; mild; delicate; weak; simple; not unfeeling; not strong or glaring; pleasing to any sense. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. For be soft, int. hold; not so fast. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for soft

  1. The artist smiled through the soft dark. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  2. Thus engaged, he quickly hears Soft steps coming to the door! – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
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