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Synonyms 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"

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

    Antonyms:
    loud, loudly, aloud

  2. softly(adverb)

    in a manner that is pleasing to the senses

    "she smiled softly"

    Synonyms:
    gently, quietly, lightly, piano

    Antonyms:
    aloud, loudly, loud

  3. lightly, softly, gently(adverb)

    with little weight or force

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

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

    Antonyms:
    loud, aloud, loudly

  4. piano, softly(adverb)

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

    Synonyms:
    gently, quietly, lightly, piano

    Antonyms:
    aloud, loudly, loud

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tenderly, gently, slowly, easy

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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How to use softly in a sentence?

  1. Martin Luther:

    At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.

  2. Accendo Markets analyst Augustin Eden:

    1065 pence (is) now a realistic target for shares given the broad agreement between East and 'softly softly' activist fund ValueAct as to where to redirect strategy.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Your Mind tells you: 'It's impossible.' Your Experience screams: 'It's too risky.' Your Heart softly whispers: 'It's worth a try.' Listen to your Heart, and you will conquer your mountains.

  4. Unknown:

    Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

  5. Wolfgang Bosbach:

    In the past, the police's softly-softly approach and focus on de-escalation was cherished. But there have been warning signs in recent years that this may not be appropriate now.


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