soft vs hard vs rough

soft

Definitions

adjective

  1. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
  2. (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) soft; in a quiet, subdued tone
  3. produced with vibration of the vocal cords
  4. using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
  5. out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
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adverb

  1. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship

Examples

Unless contraindicated, prophylaxis with a gastrointestinal motility stimulant laxative and a stool softener is appropriate in terminally ill patients who are being given opioids.

The softer rock has been weathered away into soil.

Having drop-dead gorgeous, private, windowed offices makes it a lot easier to recruit the kinds of superstars that produce ten times as much as the merely brilliant software developers.

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hard

Definitions

adjective

  1. (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
  2. dried out
  3. being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
  4. not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
  5. produced without vibration of the vocal cords
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adverb

  1. indulging excessively
  2. earnestly or intently
  3. with effort or force or vigor
  4. very near or close in space or time
  5. with pain or distress or bitterness
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Examples

Richardson, are proprietors of shows, and the berouged, bedraggled creatures who exhibit on the platform outside for their living.

I find it hard to get my tongue round these Polish names.

You would be hard pressed to find a young captain or major who hadn't flown combat sorties in the area of operations.

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