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Antonyms for softly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softly, quietly(adverb)

    with low volume

    "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly"

    Antonyms:
    loud, loudly, aloud

    Synonyms:
    gently, quietly, quiet, lightly, restfully, piano

  2. softly(adverb)

    in a manner that is pleasing to the senses

    "she smiled softly"

    Antonyms:
    aloud, loudly, loud

    Synonyms:
    gently, quietly, lightly, piano

  3. lightly, softly, gently(adverb)

    with little weight or force

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

    Antonyms:
    loud, aloud, loudly

    Synonyms:
    quietly, gently, thinly, piano, light, mildly, lightly

  4. piano, softly(adverb)

    used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly

    Antonyms:
    aloud, loudly, loud

    Synonyms:
    gently, quietly, lightly, piano

Editors Contribution

  1. harshly

    Submitted by anonymous on October 18, 2020  

How to use softly in a sentence?

  1. Bella Abzug:

    Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.

  2. William Butler Yeats:

    But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

  3. Cal Jillson:

    Partisan criticism is not uncommon, but it is usually diplomatic, think of James Baker or Leon Panetta, people who speak softly because they are used to being listened to.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    There is a homely old adage which runs Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.

  5. Laura Jaworski:

    Softly, green gives way to gold The summer warmth gives way to cold And autumn winds begin to blow Across the changing earth.

How to pronounce softly?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say softly in sign language?

  1. softly

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