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 for Soft
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soft \Soft\ (s[o^]ft; 115), a. [Compar. Softer
     (s[o^]ft"[~e]r); superl. Softest.] [OE. softe, AS.
     s[=o]fte, properly adv. of s[=e]fte, adj.; akin to OS.
     s[=a]fto, adv., D. zacht, OHG. samfto, adv., semfti, adj., G.
     sanft, LG. sacht; of uncertain origin.]
     1. Easily yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or
        cut; not firm in resisting; impressible; yielding; also,
        malleable; -- opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a soft
        peach; soft earth; soft wood or metal.
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     2. Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth;
        delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin.
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              They that wear soft clothing are in king's houses.
                                                    --Matt. xi. 8.
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     3. Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating
        to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines. "The
        soft, delicious air." --Milton.
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     4. Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring; pleasing
        to the eye; not exciting by intensity of color or violent
        contrast; as, soft hues or tints.
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              The sun, shining upon the upper part of the clouds .
              . . made the softest lights imaginable. --Sir T.
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     5. Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the
        ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.
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              Her voice was ever soft,
              Gentle, and low, -- an excellent thing in woman.
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              Soft were my numbers; who could take offense?
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     6. Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible;
        gentle; kind.
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              I would to God my heart were flint, like Edward's;
              Or Edward's soft and pitiful, like mine. --Shak.
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              The meek or soft shall inherit the earth. --Tyndale.
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     7. Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild;
        conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.
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              A soft answer turneth away wrath.     --Prov. xv. 1.
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              A face with gladness overspread,
              Soft smiles, by human kindness bred.  --Wordsworth.
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     8. Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.
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              A longing after sensual pleasures is a dissolution
              of the spirit of a man, and makes it loose, soft,
              and wandering.                        --Jer. Taylor.
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     9. Gentle in action or motion; easy.
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              On her soft axle, white she paces even,
              And bears thee soft with the smooth air along.
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     10. Weak in character; impressible.
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               The deceiver soon found this soft place of Adam's.
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     11. Somewhat weak in intellect. [Colloq.]
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               He made soft fellows stark noddies, and such as
               were foolish quite mad.              --Burton.
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     12. Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers.
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     13. Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not
         angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines.
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     14. Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap;
         as, soft water is the best for washing.
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     15. (Phonetics)
         (a) Applied to a palatal, a sibilant, or a dental
             consonant (as g in gem, c in cent, etc.) as
             distinguished from a guttural mute (as g in go, c in
             cone, etc.); -- opposed to hard.
         (b) Belonging to the class of sonant elements as
             distinguished from the surd, and considered as
             involving less force in utterance; as, b, d, g, z, v,
             etc., in contrast with p, t, k, s, f, etc.
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     Soft clam (Zool.), the common or long clam ({Mya
        arenaria). See Mya.
     Soft coal, bituminous coal, as distinguished from
        anthracite, or hard, coal.
     Soft crab (Zool.), any crab which has recently shed its
     Soft dorsal (Zool.), the posterior part of the dorsal fin
        of fishes when supported by soft rays.
     Soft grass. (Bot.) See Velvet grass.
     Soft money, paper money, as distinguished from coin, or
        hard money. [Colloq. U.S.]
     Soft mute. (Phonetics) See Media.
     Soft palate. See the Note under Palate.
     Soft ray (Zool.), a fin ray which is articulated and
        usually branched.
     Soft soap. See under Soap.
     Soft-tack, leavened bread, as distinguished from
        hard-tack, or ship bread.
     Soft tortoise (Zool.), any river tortoise of the genus
        Trionyx. See Trionyx.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soft \Soft\, n.
     A soft or foolish person; an idiot. [Colloq.] --G. Eliot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soft \Soft\, adv.
     Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.
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           A knight soft riding toward them.        --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soft \Soft\, interj.
     Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
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           Soft, you; a word or two before you go.  --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to
             take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard) [syn: easy,
      adj 1: yielding readily to pressure or weight [ant: hard]
      2: compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his
         children" [ant: hard]
      3: (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft
         music" [ant: loud]
      4: easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin" [syn:
         delicate, soft]
      5: produced with vibration of the vocal cords; "a frequently
         voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and
         `z'"; [syn: voiced, sonant, soft] [ant: hard, surd,
         unvoiced, voiceless]
      6: not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons);
         "soft targets" [ant: hardened]
      7: used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the
         piano passages in the composition" [syn: piano, soft]
         [ant: forte, loud]
      8: (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
         [syn: soft, diffuse, diffused] [ant: concentrated,
      9: (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') [ant: hard]
      10: (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to
          fall in value; "the market for computers is soft"
      11: using evidence not readily amenable to experimental
          verification or refutation; "soft data"; "the soft sciences"
      12: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their
          children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on
          crime" [syn: indulgent, lenient, soft]
      13: soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle
          reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at
          him" [syn: gentle, soft]
      14: having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle
          rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the
          window" [syn: easy, gentle, soft]
      15: 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" [syn: soft,
          flabby, flaccid]
      16: willing to negotiate and compromise
      17: 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" [syn: cushy,
          soft, easygoing]
      18: mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was
          mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze" [syn:
          balmy, mild, soft]
      19: not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows";
          "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting" [syn: soft,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  508 Moby Thesaurus words for "soft":
     Mickey Mouse, accented, accepting, adoring, affectionate, afraid,
     alveolar, anemic, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental,
     articulated, assimilated, asthenic, at peace, baccate, back, balmy,
     barely audible, barytone, bathetic, beery, benign, bilabial, bland,
     bleeding, bloodless, blurred, blurry, borderline, broad, cacuminal,
     calm, careless, casual, central, cerebral, charitable, checked,
     chicken, chickenhearted, clear, clement, close, cloying,
     comfortable, comfy, commiserative, commodious, compassionate,
     complaisant, compressible, concordant, condolent, conjugal,
     consonant, consonantal, contented, continuant, convenient, cottony,
     coward, cowardly, cowed, cozy, creamy, cullible, cushioned,
     cushiony, cushy, daft, dainty, daunted, debilitated, deceivable,
     declining, decrescendo, deferential, delicate, deludable,
     demonstrative, dental, depressed, devoted, diffused, dim, dirty,
     dismayed, dissimilated, distant, docile, dorsal, doughy, downy,
     drooping, droopy, dull, dupable, easeful, easy, easy as pie,
     easygoing, effeminate, effete, effortless, eggshell, emotionable,
     etiolated, exploitable, facile, faint, faint-voiced, fainthearted,
     faintish, faithful, fatuous, fearful, feathery, feeble,
     feebleminded, filial, fine, flabby, flaccid, flat, fleecy, fleshy,
     flexible, flexile, flexuous, floppy, fluffy, foggy, fond, foolable,
     foolish, forbearant, forbearing, forceless, forgiving, formless,
     frail, friendly, front, funking, funky, furry, fuzzy, gentle, glib,
     glide, gloss, glossal, glottal, gone, gone to seed, gooey, green,
     gullible, gushing, gutless, guttural, halcyon, half-heard, hard,
     harmless, heavy, henhearted, high, hoaxable, homelike, homely,
     homey, hoodwinkable, human, humane, humbugable, husbandly, idyllic,
     imbecile, impotent, imprecise, impressionable, indifferent,
     indistinct, indulgent, infirm, ingenuous, intimidated, intonated,
     iridescent, judicious, kind, labial, labiodental, labiovelar,
     languid, languishing, languorous, lateral, lax, lazy, lenient,
     liberal, light, lily-livered, limber, limp, lingual, liquid,
     listless, lived-in, loose, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving,
     low, low-key, lustless, luxurious, macerated, malleable,
     marrowless, masticated, maternal, matte, maudlin, mawkish,
     mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, mellowy, melodious, melting,
     merciful, mid, mild, mild as milk, milk-livered, milksoppish,
     milksoppy, miry, moderate, mollified, monophthongal,
     mother-of-pearl, mousy, mucky, muddy, muliebrous, murmured, mushy,
     muted, nacreous, naive, namby-pamby, narrow, nasal, nasalized,
     negligent, nerveless, nonalcoholic, nonintoxicating, nonresistive,
     nonrigid, nonviolent, nostalgic, nostomanic, nothing to it,
     occlusive, off, old-womanish, on the downgrade, oozy, opalescent,
     open, opulent, orderly, out of condition, out of shape,
     out of training, overindulgent, overpermissive, oversentimental,
     oversentimentalized, overtimid, overtimorous, oxytone, pacific,
     pacifistic, painless, palatal, palatalized, pale, pampered,
     panic-prone, panicky, pappy, parental, passible, pastel, pastoral,
     pasty, paternal, patient, patinaed, peaceable, peaceful, peacetime,
     pearly, permissive, persuadable, pharyngeal, pharyngealized,
     phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pianissimo, piano, pigeonhearted,
     piping, pitch, pitched, pithless, pithy, pitying, plain, plashy,
     plastic, pleasant, pliable, pliant, plush, plushy, pooped, posh,
     posttonic, powerless, prissy, prudent, pulpal, pulpar, pulped,
     pulplike, pulpy, puny, quaggy, questionable, quiet, rabbity,
     receptive, relaxed, relaxing, remiss, reposeful, responsive,
     restful, retroflex, rich, ritzy, romantic, roomy, rounded, rubbery,
     run to seed, rusty, ruthful, sad, sapless, satiny, scarcely heard,
     seduceable, semigloss, semivowel, sensible, sensitive, sentimental,
     sentimentalized, serene, silken, silky, silly, simple,
     simple as ABC, sinewless, sissified, sissy, sissyish, slabby,
     slack, sleek, slipping, slipshod, slobby, sloppy, sloshy, sloughy,
     slow, sludgy, slushy, smooth, snug, sober, soft as putty,
     soft-colored, soft-hued, soft-sounding, soft-voiced, softened,
     softhearted, somber, sonant, soothing, spineless, splashy, spongy,
     sposhy, springlike, squashy, squelchy, squishy, squushy, sticky,
     stiff, stopped, straightforward, strengthless, stressed, strong,
     subaudible, subdued, submissive, subtle, succulent, summery,
     supple, surd, susceptible, swanky, sweet, syllabic, sympathetic,
     sympathizing, tame, tear-jerking, teary, temperate, tender,
     tenderhearted, tense, thick, throaty, timid, timorous, tolerant,
     tonal, tonic, tranquil, turbid, twangy, unaccented, unburdensome,
     unclear, uncomplicated, undemanding, understanding, unhardened,
     uninebriating, unmanly, unmanned, unnerved, unprofitable,
     unrestrained, unrounded, unsophisticated, unstressed, unstrung,
     untroubled, uxorious, velar, velvety, victimizable, vocalic,
     vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, warm, warmhearted,
     weak, weak-kneed, weak-minded, weak-voiced, weakhearted, weakly,
     whisper-soft, whispered, white-livered, wide, wifely, witless,
     womanish, woolly, workable, yellow, yielding

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