Associations to the word «Soft»


SOFT, adjective. Easily giving way under pressure.
SOFT, adjective. (of cloth or similar material) Smooth and flexible; not rough, rugged, or harsh.
SOFT, adjective. Gentle.
SOFT, adjective. Expressing gentleness or tenderness; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind.
SOFT, adjective. Gentle in action or motion; easy.
SOFT, adjective. Weak in character; impressible.
SOFT, adjective. Requiring little or no effort; easy.
SOFT, adjective. Not bright or intense.
SOFT, adjective. (of a road intersection) Having an acute angle.
SOFT, adjective. (of a sound) Quiet.
SOFT, adjective. (linguistics) voiced, sonant
SOFT, adjective. (linguistics) (rare) voiceless
SOFT, adjective. (linguistics) (Slavic languages) palatalized
SOFT, adjective. (slang) Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.
SOFT, adjective. (of water) Low in dissolved calcium compounds.
SOFT, adjective. (UK) (colloquial) Foolish.
SOFT, adjective. (physics) 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)
SOFT, adjective. (of a person) Physically or emotionally weak.
SOFT, adjective. Incomplete, or temporary; not a full action.
SOFT, adjective. (UK) (of a man) Effeminate.
SOFT, adjective. Agreeable to the senses.
SOFT, adjective. Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring or jagged; pleasing to the eye.
SOFT, interjection. (archaic) Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
SOFT, adverb. (obsolete) Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.
SOFT, noun. A soft or foolish person; an idiot.
SOFT AS A BABY'S BOTTOM, adjective. (simile) extremely soft (not rough)
SOFT BOILED, adjective. Alternative spelling of soft-boiled
SOFT BUTCH, noun. (LGBT) A lesbian who exhibits some butch traits (short hair, men's clothing, etc.) without wholly fitting the masculine butch stereotype.
SOFT BUTCHES, noun. Plural of soft butch
SOFT C, noun. (linguistics) In many languages, a letter "c" which is not pronounced as a velar stop (, like English "k") but as a sibilant (, like English "s") or an affricative (, like English "ch").
SOFT C, noun. In English, the "c" sound in "cent", "central" and "circuit" as distinct from the hard c in "cat" and "cabin".
SOFT C, noun. In Italian, the "c" sound in "certo" as distinct from the "c" sound in "caffè".
SOFT CHANCRE, noun. (pathology) chancroid (sexually transmitted disease)
SOFT COAL, noun. Bituminous coal, distinguished from hard coal or anthracite
SOFT COPY, noun. A digital copy of a document, rather than a copy printed on paper.
SOFT CORAL, noun. Any of the order Alcyonacea of corals that do not produce calcium carbonate skeletons.
SOFT CORALS, noun. Plural of soft coral
SOFT DOLLARS, noun. A rebate or commission paid with goods or services, rather than cash.
SOFT DRINK, noun. Any carbonated, usually sweet, non-alcoholic drink. (In this sense, juice, milk, tea and coffee are not soft drinks.)
SOFT DRINK, noun. (broadly speaking) Any non-alcoholic drink.
SOFT DRINKS, noun. Plural of soft drink
SOFT ELM, noun. Ulmus rubra, native to eastern North America (from southeast North Dakota, east to Maine and southern Quebec, south to northernmost Florida, and west to eastern Texas).
SOFT FOX SEDGE, noun. Carex conjuncta, native to north central and northeastern United States.
SOFT FRUIT, noun. Fruit that grows on bushes, such as berries, strawberries and currants, as contrasted with top fruit
SOFT FRUITS, noun. Plural of soft fruit
SOFT G, noun. (linguistics) The "g" sound in "gem", "giraffe" and "generation" as distinct from the hard g in "get" and "give".
SOFT HAND, noun. (blackjack) A hand of cards that includes an ace being counted as 11.
SOFT HAND, noun. (cricket) A grip on the bat that merely stops the ball moving towards the wicket
SOFT HANDED, adjective. Alternative form of soft-handed
SOFT HANDS, noun. Plural of soft hand
SOFT HANDS, noun. (chiefly sports) The hands in a relaxed state, especially for a batsman to play with a dead bat, or for a fielder to catch the ball without it bouncing out.
SOFT HYPHEN, noun. (computing) (typography) A generally invisible text character marking a point where hyphenation can occur without forcing a line break in an inconvenient place if the text is later reflowed.
SOFT HYPHENS, noun. Plural of soft hyphen
SOFT IN THE HEAD, adjective. Alternative form of softheaded
SOFT KEY, noun. (electronics) A button, located along a display device, which performs whatever function is shown near it on the display.
SOFT KEY, adjective. (film) (of lighting) Gently highlighting; low-key.
SOFT LAUNCH, noun. The release of a product or service, particularly software, to a limited audience in order to gain data on the product’s usage and acceptance by customers.
SOFT MAPLE, noun. A red maple, Acer rubrum
SOFT MATTE, adjective. (cinematography) That the full frame is filled, and the projectionist is relied upon to matte out the top and bottom of the frame in the theatrical projector.
SOFT MICK, proper noun. (slang) (British) (idiomatic) An extravagant person.
SOFT MUTATION, noun. An alteration of the initial consonant of a word which occurs in certain Celtic languages under particular linguistic circumstances.
SOFT MUTATIONS, noun. Plural of soft mutation
SOFT OPENING, noun. An unannounced or lightly announced business opening, instead of or prior to a grand opening.
SOFT PALATE, noun. (anatomy) The soft tissue at the back of the roof of the mouth.
SOFT PARAFFIN, noun. Petroleum jelly
SOFT PEDAL, noun. (music) The leftmost foot-pedal on most pianos which, when pushed, softens the note played.
SOFT PEDALS, noun. Plural of soft pedal
SOFT PHOTON, noun. (physics) A photon, whose energy is too small to be detected, that is one of a cloud associated with a charged particle
SOFT POINT, adjective. (of a bullet) having an exposed lead point, designed to expand when it hits its target and therefore cause more damage.
SOFT PORN, noun. Alternative form of softcore pornography
SOFT POWER, noun. (politics) Political influence that is extended by means of diplomacy, international assistance, cultural exchanges, etc., rather than by such "hard" means as military intervention or punitive economic measures.
SOFT REDIRECT, noun. An indication to a user that what they requested may be found elsewhere.
SOFT REDIRECTS, noun. Plural of soft redirect
SOFT ROCK, noun. (music genre) A comparatively unaggressive, melodic rock music genre in which the arrangement and lyrics are emphasized more than the beat; a reaction against hard rock.
SOFT ROE, noun. Milt
SOFT RUSH, noun. A plant of the species Juncus effusus, nearly worldwide in distribution, native over much of its current range, excluding Australia, Madagascar, and many islands.
SOFT SAWDER, noun. (obsolete) (idiomatic) Cajoling or flattery.
SOFT SCIENCE FICTION, noun. (science fiction) A subgenre of science fiction that focuses on the nature of its speculative societies.
SOFT SELL, noun. A sales technique which is quietly persuasive and subtle; seeking to convince the buyer without being forceful.
SOFT SERVE, noun. A frozen dessert or snack, similar to ice cream but softer, as a result of air being introduced during freezing.
SOFT SHOE, noun. (performing arts) A kind of tap dancing performed in soft-soled shoes, popular in vaudeville.
SOFT SHOE, noun. (idiomatic) A speech, explanation, sales pitch, or other set of remarks delivered in a restrained or conciliatory manner in order to persuade, distract, or otherwise influence someone.
SOFT SHOE, adjective. (usually hyphenated) Of or pertaining to this kind of dancing.
SOFT SHOE, adjective. (idiomatic) Casual, low-key, easy-going.
SOFT SHOE, verb. To perform a dance of this kind.
SOFT SHOULDER, noun. A road shoulder made of gravel rather than asphalt or concrete.
SOFT SHOULDERS, noun. Plural of soft shoulder
SOFT SIGN, noun. The Cyrillic letter Ь/ь, which in modern languages serves to denote a soft (palatalized) consonant.
SOFT SKILL, noun. (human resources) A personal skill that is usually interpersonal, non-specialized, and difficult to quantify, such as leadership or responsibility.
SOFT SKILLS, noun. Plural of soft skill
SOFT SOAP, noun. Jellyish soap made by cooking natural oils and fats with potassium hydroxide
SOFT SOAP, noun. Any fluid or semifluid soap
SOFT SOAP, noun. Alternative spelling of soft-soap
SOFT SOAP, verb. Alternative spelling of soft-soap
SOFT SOAPED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of soft soap
SOFT SOAPING, verb. Present participle of soft soap
SOFT SOAPS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of soft soap
SOFT SPOT, noun. (idiomatic) A sentimental fondness or affection.
SOFT SPOT, noun. A point of vulnerability in a defence
SOFT SPOT, noun. A fontanelle
SOFT SPOTS, noun. Plural of soft spot
SOFT STEEL, noun. Steel low in carbon; mild steel; ingot iron.
SOFT TARGET, noun. An undefended civilian target attacked by an army, military group or terrorists.
SOFT TARGETS, noun. Plural of soft target
SOFT TENNIS, noun. (sports) a variant of tennis, developed in Japan, differing in the tennis ball used, from regular tennis (lawn tennis), having a softer rubber ball
SOFT TICK, noun. Any tick that is a member of a species in the family Argasidae, differing from the so-called hard ticks in several respects, in particular in that they lack a defensive hard shield (or scutum) on the body
SOFT TICKS, noun. Plural of soft tick
SOFT TISSUE, noun. (anatomy) All the tissues of the body except the bones and organs.
SOFT TOP, noun. The foldable roof of a convertible or sports car which is made of fabric.
SOFT TOP, noun. A car with such a roof.
SOFT TOPS, noun. Plural of soft top
SOFT TORTOISE, noun. The soft-shelled turtles of the family Trionychidae.
SOFT TOUCH, noun. (idiomatic) A person or group which is sympathetic, accommodating, easily overcome, or easily persuaded, especially one which loans or readily gives money to another.
SOFT TOUCH, noun. (idiomatic) A comfortable situation; an easy task or undemanding occupation, especially one which is comfortably remunerative.
SOFT WATER, noun. (chemistry) Water with a low concentration of dissolved minerals, especially calcium, making it easier to lather with soap.
SOFT WHEAT, noun. Varieties of wheat with soft grains of higher starch and lower protein content, used in the production of biscuit, cake and domestic flours.
SOFT X-RAY, noun. The lowest energy, lowest frequency, longest wavelength end of the X-ray EM band, overlapping with EUV (extreme ultraviolet).
SOFT X-RAYS, noun. Plural of soft X-ray

Dictionary definition

SOFT, adverb. In a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard).
SOFT, adjective. Yielding readily to pressure or weight.
SOFT, adjective. Compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children".
SOFT, adjective. (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music".
SOFT, adjective. Easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin".
SOFT, adjective. Produced with vibration of the vocal cords; "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";.
SOFT, adjective. Not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "soft targets".
SOFT, adjective. Used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition".
SOFT, adjective. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected.
SOFT, adjective. (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').
SOFT, adjective. (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value; "the market for computers is soft".
SOFT, adjective. Using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation; "soft data"; "the soft sciences".
SOFT, adjective. Tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime".
SOFT, adjective. Soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him".
SOFT, adjective. Having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window".
SOFT, adjective. 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".
SOFT, adjective. Willing to negotiate and compromise.
SOFT, adjective. 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".
SOFT, adjective. Mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze".
SOFT, adjective. Not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting".

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