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soft

Definitions by Oxford


[sɒft], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- easy to mould, cut, compress, or fold; not hard or firm to the touch
(e.g: soft margarine)

- having a pleasing quality involving a subtle effect or contrast rather than sharp definition
(e.g: the soft glow of the lamps)

- sympathetic, lenient, or compassionate, especially to a degree perceived as excessive; not strict or sufficiently strict
(e.g: the government is not becoming soft on crime)

- (of a drink) not alcoholic.

- (of a market, currency, or commodity) falling or likely to fall in value
(e.g: now a new factor looms: soft oil prices)

- (of water) containing relatively low concentrations of dissolved calcium and magnesium salts and therefore lathering easily with soap
(e.g: you use only half as much soap when you clean with soft water)

- foolish; silly
(e.g: he must be going soft in the head)

- (of a consonant) pronounced as a fricative (as c in ice).


Phrases:
- have a soft corner for
- have a soft spot for
- soft option
- soft touch

Origin:
Old English sōfte ‘agreeable, calm, gentle’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch zacht and German sanft


[sɒft], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- in a quiet or gentle way
(e.g: I can just speak soft and she'll hear me)

- in a weak or foolish way
(e.g: don't talk soft)


Phrases:
- have a soft corner for
- have a soft spot for
- soft option
- soft touch

Origin:







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