Synonyms for soft
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Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.
When it comes to drinking, he is as soft as they come.
My head sank easily into the soft pillow.
There was a soft breeze blowing.
At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the soft left.
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hard, tough, stubborn, unyielding, rigid, unimpressible, rough, coarse, harsh, abrupt, ungentle, rigorous, cutting, severe, unkind, unfeeling, sharp, inflexible, stern, austere, ascetic, self-denying, resolute, determined
Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote
yielding readily to pressure or weight
harsh-voiced, hardened, horny, case-hardened, petrous, blasting, thunderous, corneous, firm, rocklike, concentrated, blaring, conniving, hornlike, al dente, inclement, scheming, shouted, shrewd, hard-boiled, hard, woody, deafening, quantitative, unpermissive, granitic, stony, clarion, granitelike, unyielding, velar, loud-mouthed, calculating, toughened, trumpet-like, adamantine, vocal, shattering, set, bright, yelled, tough, fit, big, loud, stonelike, tumid, intense, earsplitting, antagonistic, steely, thundery, erect, heavy, solid, rising, earthshaking, calculative, difficult, semihard, loud-voiced
compassionate and kind; conciliatory
"he was soft on his children"
fit, loud, hard-boiled, deafening, petrous, hardened, thundery, firm, shattering, toughened, velar, al dente, loud-mouthed, horny, erect, conniving, scheming, difficult, calculating, unyielding, yelled, inclement, intense, hard, hornlike, tough, calculative, bright, steely, harsh-voiced, corneous, shouted, quantitative, blaring, stonelike, solid, vocal, big, concentrated, shrewd, unpermissive, stony, heavy, blasting, adamantine, semihard, earsplitting, set, woody, granitelike, tumid, granitic, thunderous, rising, earthshaking, clarion, trumpet-like, loud-voiced, antagonistic, case-hardened, rocklike
(of sound) relatively low in volume
"soft voices"; "soft music"
shouted, quantitative, unyielding, granitelike, blaring, hardened, set, tumid, petrous, calculating, conniving, hard, bright, thunderous, woody, erect, heavy, loud-mouthed, toughened, rocklike, vocal, al dente, tough, thundery, blasting, scheming, earsplitting, intense, harsh-voiced, case-hardened, horny, shrewd, hornlike, fit, stony, stonelike, corneous, rising, yelled, deafening, concentrated, adamantine, loud, semihard, firm, clarion, granitic, velar, earthshaking, hard-boiled, trumpet-like, loud-voiced, calculative, steely, shattering, inclement, difficult, antagonistic, unpermissive, solid, big
"soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"
toughened, rising, clarion, blasting, horny, thunderous, hard, loud-voiced, heavy, quantitative, big, solid, hard-boiled, set, scheming, intense, earthshaking, calculative, woody, shattering, shouted, tough, hornlike, hardened, thundery, vocal, tumid, concentrated, loud-mouthed, difficult, granitic, stonelike, inclement, conniving, antagonistic, adamantine, blaring, bright, rocklike, steely, petrous, firm, yelled, fit, loud, shrewd, unpermissive, corneous, al dente, velar, earsplitting, case-hardened, trumpet-like, unyielding, calculating, stony, semihard, granitelike, erect, harsh-voiced, deafening
voiced, sonant, softadjective
produced with vibration of the vocal cords
"a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";
harsh-voiced, toughened, hard, heavy, tough, rocklike, semihard, steely, vocal, clarion, thunderous, unpermissive, horny, inclement, granitic, firm, earthshaking, set, fit, stony, quantitative, loud, hardened, granitelike, loud-voiced, corneous, loud-mouthed, stonelike, thundery, calculating, deafening, scheming, blasting, woody, bright, hornlike, petrous, yelled, al dente, concentrated, earsplitting, rising, trumpet-like, velar, solid, big, erect, shattering, antagonistic, tumid, unyielding, difficult, hard-boiled, blaring, intense, calculative, conniving, shouted, adamantine, case-hardened, shrewd
not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
al dente, quantitative, trumpet-like, steely, yelled, vocal, blasting, case-hardened, hardened, firm, concentrated, scheming, calculating, toughened, hard, semihard, difficult, intense, blaring, heavy, granitelike, tumid, stonelike, rising, calculative, thundery, bright, tough, hard-boiled, petrous, antagonistic, loud, solid, horny, shattering, conniving, thunderous, harsh-voiced, earsplitting, shrewd, erect, rocklike, stony, deafening, shouted, loud-mouthed, unpermissive, big, fit, hornlike, earthshaking, unyielding, clarion, woody, inclement, corneous, velar, granitic, set, loud-voiced, adamantine
used chiefly as a direction or description in music
"the piano passages in the composition"
quantitative, blasting, scheming, unyielding, semihard, clarion, harsh-voiced, earthshaking, thunderous, earsplitting, steely, hornlike, antagonistic, yelled, conniving, shrewd, intense, hardened, petrous, loud-mouthed, solid, big, tumid, al dente, blaring, hard, shattering, stonelike, difficult, toughened, set, fit, horny, granitelike, calculative, corneous, calculating, case-hardened, trumpet-like, firm, granitic, thundery, rocklike, deafening, unpermissive, loud, velar, heavy, bright, stony, erect, loud-voiced, shouted, inclement, concentrated, rising, woody, vocal, hard-boiled, adamantine, tough
soft, diffuse, diffusedadjective
(of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
inclement, thunderous, shattering, scheming, harsh-voiced, steely, hard, toughened, hardened, intense, unpermissive, rocklike, heavy, semihard, calculating, tough, erect, antagonistic, solid, shrewd, blaring, trumpet-like, rising, concentrated, calculative, quantitative, conniving, loud-mouthed, shouted, tumid, earthshaking, petrous, set, woody, granitic, granitelike, stonelike, vocal, earsplitting, clarion, blasting, firm, thundery, fit, bright, big, al dente, loud, velar, difficult, adamantine, corneous, yelled, hard-boiled, case-hardened, unyielding, deafening, hornlike, loud-voiced, stony, horny
(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')
hornlike, trumpet-like, loud, adamantine, horny, loud-mouthed, granitelike, hard, vocal, al dente, corneous, stony, velar, quantitative, calculative, difficult, inclement, steely, set, unpermissive, tough, yelled, loud-voiced, solid, semihard, concentrated, thunderous, deafening, shouted, heavy, rocklike, rising, intense, clarion, hard-boiled, unyielding, shrewd, shattering, stonelike, firm, hardened, tumid, conniving, big, blasting, case-hardened, toughened, earsplitting, calculating, erect, earthshaking, thundery, petrous, granitic, antagonistic, scheming, bright, fit, harsh-voiced, blaring, woody
(of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
"the market for computers is soft"
steely, fit, hard, hornlike, blaring, set, loud-mouthed, big, thunderous, unpermissive, petrous, hardened, inclement, bright, shrewd, shouted, deafening, antagonistic, loud-voiced, stonelike, tumid, al dente, shattering, rocklike, tough, unyielding, calculating, quantitative, difficult, hard-boiled, firm, velar, scheming, case-hardened, heavy, corneous, conniving, rising, concentrated, erect, harsh-voiced, adamantine, granitic, stony, yelled, thundery, clarion, granitelike, intense, woody, vocal, toughened, calculative, horny, semihard, trumpet-like, loud, solid, blasting, earsplitting, earthshaking
using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
"soft data"; "the soft sciences"
unyielding, shouted, hard, toughened, earthshaking, unpermissive, tough, clarion, thundery, calculative, corneous, conniving, blaring, fit, granitic, inclement, scheming, earsplitting, antagonistic, difficult, shattering, adamantine, semihard, firm, heavy, intense, al dente, concentrated, big, thunderous, harsh-voiced, yelled, velar, woody, loud-mouthed, quantitative, set, granitelike, loud-voiced, erect, hornlike, bright, hardened, calculating, horny, vocal, stonelike, blasting, steely, solid, loud, trumpet-like, shrewd, deafening, petrous, stony, case-hardened, hard-boiled, tumid, rising, rocklike
indulgent, lenient, softadjective
tolerant or lenient
"indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"
hard, thundery, granitelike, unpermissive, hornlike, fit, loud, trumpet-like, calculating, case-hardened, antagonistic, scheming, yelled, thunderous, petrous, shouted, firm, hardened, stonelike, shrewd, set, woody, deafening, al dente, difficult, velar, blasting, blaring, quantitative, rocklike, horny, bright, semihard, unyielding, granitic, loud-mouthed, shattering, hard-boiled, steely, inclement, tumid, big, corneous, earthshaking, solid, rising, erect, vocal, conniving, stony, heavy, intense, clarion, concentrated, earsplitting, harsh-voiced, toughened, calculative, adamantine, loud-voiced, tough
soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
"a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"
aristocratical, indulgent, gentle, mild, delicate, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, docile, patrician, blue, cushy, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, blue-blooded, aristocratic, sonant, easygoing, diffused
al dente, rocklike, hardened, toughened, blasting, shouted, horny, hornlike, hard, tumid, earthshaking, calculative, adamantine, case-hardened, blaring, harsh-voiced, scheming, bright, earsplitting, quantitative, woody, yelled, hard-boiled, clarion, antagonistic, trumpet-like, steely, corneous, unpermissive, concentrated, intense, difficult, shattering, thunderous, firm, unyielding, granitelike, granitic, set, tough, solid, petrous, loud-voiced, vocal, velar, deafening, heavy, stonelike, inclement, stony, loud, semihard, loud-mouthed, rising, calculating, fit, big, thundery, conniving, shrewd, erect
easy, gentle, softadjective
having little impact
"an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
balmy, sluttish, wanton, flaccid, subdued, prosperous, sonant, delicate, gentle, flabby, easy, promiscuous, well-off, indulgent, voiced, aristocratical, leisurely, well-to-do, piano, well-fixed, easygoing, patrician, well-situated, comfortable, blue-blooded, diffuse, mild, cushy, aristocratic, docile, lenient, diffused, well-heeled, light, blue, loose
horny, blaring, hard, antagonistic, calculating, firm, intense, set, loud-mouthed, loud, scheming, thunderous, calculative, velar, earthshaking, adamantine, quantitative, earsplitting, shouted, conniving, loud-voiced, unyielding, al dente, yelled, fit, steely, petrous, case-hardened, hard-boiled, heavy, stony, blasting, deafening, big, hardened, concentrated, inclement, tumid, clarion, semihard, rocklike, toughened, unpermissive, difficult, thundery, granitelike, shrewd, bright, woody, trumpet-like, tough, harsh-voiced, rising, corneous, erect, stonelike, shattering, solid, granitic, hornlike, vocal
soft, flabby, flaccidadjective
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"
hard, hardened, quantitative, loud, solid, woody, deafening, thunderous, harsh-voiced, rising, erect, trumpet-like, concentrated, shrewd, rocklike, stonelike, steely, intense, tough, difficult, calculative, earsplitting, inclement, toughened, granitelike, bright, earthshaking, vocal, al dente, antagonistic, fit, firm, scheming, loud-mouthed, corneous, hard-boiled, blasting, shattering, unpermissive, unyielding, velar, case-hardened, conniving, semihard, stony, hornlike, petrous, thundery, yelled, tumid, clarion, blaring, adamantine, calculating, big, loud-voiced, horny, shouted, heavy, granitic, set
willing to negotiate and compromise
antagonistic, clarion, bright, hornlike, corneous, deafening, stony, steely, shrewd, loud, blaring, thundery, case-hardened, firm, granitelike, hard, hardened, blasting, shattering, semihard, fit, toughened, granitic, woody, solid, yelled, loud-voiced, unyielding, harsh-voiced, unpermissive, inclement, rocklike, loud-mouthed, adamantine, rising, tough, petrous, difficult, calculative, tumid, erect, earthshaking, intense, conniving, horny, big, al dente, set, velar, scheming, heavy, hard-boiled, vocal, concentrated, stonelike, shouted, earsplitting, thunderous, trumpet-like, calculating, quantitative
cushy, soft, easygoingadjective
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"
difficult, horny, hard-boiled, steely, fit, rising, calculating, hardened, granitelike, tumid, case-hardened, earthshaking, inclement, velar, shattering, calculative, blasting, semihard, granitic, firm, stony, conniving, thunderous, quantitative, stonelike, harsh-voiced, scheming, unpermissive, heavy, hard, erect, loud-mouthed, hornlike, solid, bright, clarion, unyielding, shrewd, big, al dente, tough, adamantine, earsplitting, deafening, yelled, trumpet-like, concentrated, loud-voiced, corneous, antagonistic, woody, toughened, rocklike, loud, petrous, vocal, thundery, intense, set, shouted, blaring
balmy, mild, softadjective
mild and pleasant
"balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"
crackers, round the bend, flaccid, subdued, bats, nutty, buggy, modest, sonant, delicate, gentle, flabby, wacky, kooky, daft, fruity, easy, kookie, indulgent, voiced, nuts, bonkers, dotty, cracked, haywire, meek, piano, easygoing, loco, diffuse, mild, batty, loony, lenient, barmy, diffused, around the bend, balmy, cushy, loopy, whacky
hard-boiled, difficult, unpermissive, loud-mouthed, quantitative, petrous, hard, scheming, toughened, deafening, rocklike, shattering, fit, clarion, earthshaking, inclement, shrewd, al dente, trumpet-like, steely, thundery, loud-voiced, unyielding, granitic, hornlike, solid, case-hardened, intense, blaring, woody, conniving, corneous, rising, set, erect, yelled, tumid, concentrated, semihard, heavy, antagonistic, stony, hardened, blasting, calculative, shouted, granitelike, earsplitting, tough, horny, vocal, firm, thunderous, calculating, adamantine, stonelike, loud, big, velar, harsh-voiced, bright
not brilliant or glaring
"the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"
shattering, tumid, hardened, case-hardened, semihard, stony, velar, calculating, granitelike, rising, unpermissive, horny, hard, deafening, solid, quantitative, thundery, tough, woody, toughened, heavy, trumpet-like, corneous, thunderous, calculative, blasting, unyielding, vocal, scheming, hornlike, loud, rocklike, earthshaking, clarion, shouted, harsh-voiced, antagonistic, hard-boiled, big, steely, loud-mouthed, petrous, loud-voiced, blaring, conniving, stonelike, concentrated, inclement, granitic, adamantine, yelled, al dente, firm, bright, intense, earsplitting, erect, difficult, set, fit, shrewd
in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
"just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)
steely, unpermissive, hard, loud, case-hardened, erect, granitelike, granitic, petrous, calculating, fit, hard-boiled, tumid, antagonistic, deafening, hardened, rising, big, corneous, quantitative, vocal, shattering, difficult, rocklike, semihard, thunderous, shouted, shrewd, adamantine, yelled, earthshaking, loud-mouthed, harsh-voiced, thundery, trumpet-like, scheming, concentrated, blaring, velar, heavy, stony, calculative, clarion, tough, unyielding, bright, al dente, hornlike, horny, solid, woody, inclement, earsplitting, loud-voiced, conniving, blasting, toughened, firm, set, intense, stonelike
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List of paraphrases for "soft":
lfwa, gentle, mild, sweet, limp, smooth, non-binding, concessional, gaseous, fresh, flexible, saggy, carbonated, lenient, software, light-touch, non-tangible, intangible, suave, weak, slack, invading, gelatin, concessionary, gooey, easy, indicative, non-technical, floppy, blur, transferable
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He's soft-spoken and sometimes people confuse soft-spokenness with not being strong enough, ben Carson has learned that sometimes soft-spokenness is not enough.
Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket's gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
In soft regions are born soft men.
But, soft what light through yonder window breaks It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
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- suau, dolç, lleuger, touCatalan, Valencian
- мѧкъкъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- tyner, meddalWelsh
- sanft, weich, leiseGerman
- dolĉa, molaEsperanto
- blando, muelle, ligero, suave, tenueSpanish
- نرم, ملایمPersian
- lempeä, pehmeä, vaimea, helläFinnish
- molle, mou, douce, douxFrench
- sèimh, maoth, bog, tlàth, caomh, binn, mìnScottish Gaelic
- कोमल, नरम, मुलायमHindi
- puha, gyengéd, lágyHungarian
- morbido, molle, soffice, morbida, dolceItalian
- هێمن, نهرمKurdish
- mëll, siddeleg, weechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- week, zacht, stilDutch
- forsiktig, bløt, svak, mykNorwegian
- macio, macia, suave, molePortuguese
- moale, încetRomanian
- мягкий, слабыйRussian
- कोमल, मृदुSanskrit
- blag, ме̏к, mȅkSerbo-Croatian
- نرم, کوملUrdu
- mềm, nhẹ nhàng, khẽ, nhẹ, khẽ khàngVietnamese
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