Synonyms of soft


1. soft (vs. hard), brushed, fleecy, napped, cheeselike, compressible, squeezable, cottony, cushioned, cushiony, padded, demulcent, emollient, salving, softening, downy, downlike, flossy, fluffy, flaccid, flocculent, woolly, wooly, yielding, mushy, overstuffed, softish, semisoft, spongy, squashy, squishy, spongelike, velvet, velvety

usage: yielding readily to pressure or weight

2. soft (vs. hard), mellow, tender, warmhearted

usage: compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children"

3. soft (vs. loud), dull, muffled, muted, softened, euphonious, gentle, hushed, muted, subdued, quiet, little, small, low, low-toned, murmuring, susurrant, whispering, murmurous, rustling, soughing, susurrous, soft-footed, soft-spoken, quiet

usage: (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"

4. delicate, soft, tender (vs. tough), untoughened

usage: easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"

5. voiced (vs. unvoiced), sonant, soft

usage: produced with vibration of the vocal cords; "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";

6. soft (vs. hardened)

usage: not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "soft targets"

7. piano (vs. forte), soft, pianissimo, pianissimo assai

usage: used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition"

8. soft (vs. hard), diffuse, diffused

usage: (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected

9. soft (vs. hard), fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident, palatal, palatalized, palatalised

usage: (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')

10. soft, falling (vs. rising)

usage: (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value; "the market for computers is soft"

11. soft, qualitative (vs. quantitative)

usage: using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation; "soft data"; "the soft sciences"

12. indulgent, lenient, soft, permissive (vs. unpermissive)

usage: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"

13. gentle, soft, mild (vs. intense)

usage: soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"

14. easy, gentle, soft, light (vs. heavy)

usage: having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"

15. soft, flabby, flaccid, unfit (vs. fit)

usage: out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance; "he was too soft for the army"; "flabby around the middle"; "flaccid cheeks"

16. soft, conciliatory (vs. antagonistic), conciliative

usage: willing to negotiate and compromise

17. cushy, soft, easygoing, easy (vs. difficult)

usage: 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"

18. balmy, mild, soft, clement (vs. inclement)

usage: mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"

19. soft, subdued, dull (vs. bright)

usage: not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"


1. easy, soft

usage: in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)

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Definition and meaning of soft (Dictionary)