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