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