[ US /ˈsɑft, ˈsɔft/ ]
[ UK /sˈɒft/ ]
[ UK /sˈɒft/ ]
not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
what a cushy job!
the easygoing life of a parttime consultant
a soft job
(used chiefly as a direction or description in music) soft; in a quiet, subdued tone
the piano passages in the composition
produced with vibration of the vocal cords
voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'
a frequently voiced opinion
using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
the soft sciences
out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
flabby around the middle
he was too soft for the army
(of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
the market for computers is soft
soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
poked gentle fun at him
a vein of gentle irony
a gentle reprimand
- (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
a baby's delicate skin
having little impact
a gentle breeze
an easy pat on the shoulder
a soft (or light) tapping at the window
- yielding readily to pressure or weight
compassionate and kind; conciliatory
he was soft on his children
not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
(of sound) relatively low in volume
not brilliant or glaring
soft pastel colors
the moon cast soft shadows
tolerant or lenient
indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
too soft on the children
they are soft on crime
- willing to negotiate and compromise
mild and pleasant
the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth
a soft breeze
balmy days and nights
- (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
the judge went easy on the young defendant
just wanted to take it easy
How To Use soft In A Sentence
- 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.
- Brush the aubergines with oil, add salt and pepper, and bake till soft. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a heavy pan.
- Its route will pass mainly through soft rock and above deep-lying, brackish ground water.
- It is a big sweep of soft, pale coral sand shelving gently into the Ionian sea. The Sun
- The gnomes in the back room are putting the finishing touches to the new software.
- There wasn't a puff of wind for most of an unseasonally cold day and the heavy overnight rain had softened both the fairways and greens to make them more receptive.
- In the Zirgana mountains large red deer softly returned their gaze from an apprehensive distance.
- In an attempt to thwart piracy of its music, the label equipped a collection of 52 album releases with a type of software known as a rootkit. iTnews Australia