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1. soft

adjective. ['ˈsɑːft, ˈsɔft'] yielding readily to pressure or weight.

Synonyms

  • yielding
  • flossy
  • wooly
  • overstuffed
  • cottony
  • spongy
  • flocculent
  • cheeselike
  • downy
  • downlike
  • softening
  • fleecy
  • woolly
  • squishy
  • emollient
  • semisoft
  • napped
  • hardness
  • brushed
  • cushiony
  • fluffy
  • mushy
  • salving
  • demulcent
  • squeezable
  • spongelike
  • flaccid
  • compressible
  • softish
  • velvety
  • padded
  • cushioned
  • squashy

Antonyms

  • hard
  • incompressible
  • dry
  • woody

Etymology

  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • softe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Soft

  • scoffed
  • croft
  • aloft
  • loft
  • coughed

Example sentences of the word soft


1. Adjective
Remove the towel from and pat your face dry with a soft hand towel.

Quotes containing the word soft


1. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
- Theodore Roosevelt

2. Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love?
- Max Muller

3. There's something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality.
- Connie Britton

2. soft-shoe

noun. tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles.

Synonyms

  • soft-shoe dancing
  • soft-shoe shuffle
  • tap dance

3. soft-spoken

adjective. having a speaking manner that is not loud or harsh.

Antonyms

  • softness

4. soft

adjective. ['ˈsɑːft, ˈsɔft'] compassionate and kind; conciliatory.

Synonyms

  • tender
  • warmhearted

Antonyms

  • coldhearted
  • hard
  • unrestrained

Etymology

  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • softe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. soft

adjective. ['ˈsɑːft, ˈsɔft'] (of sound) relatively low in volume.

Synonyms

  • low-toned
  • soughing
  • subdued
  • low
  • euphonious
  • gentle
  • quiet
  • rustling
  • intensity
  • little
  • small
  • murmuring
  • dull
  • muffled
  • soft-spoken
  • hushed
  • susurrant
  • muted
  • murmurous
  • soft-footed
  • whispering
  • volume
  • loudness
  • softened

Antonyms

  • noisy
  • softness
  • sufficient
  • anticyclone

Etymology

  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • softe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. soft

adjective. ['ˈsɑːft, ˈsɔft'] easily hurt.

Synonyms

  • untoughened
  • tender

Antonyms

  • sound
  • unpeaceful
  • unquiet

Etymology

  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • softe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. soft

adverb. ['ˈsɑːft, ˈsɔft'] in a relaxed manner; or without hardship.

Antonyms

  • ostentatious

Etymology

  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • softe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. soft

adjective. ['ˈsɑːft, ˈsɔft'] mild and pleasant.

Synonyms

  • balmy
  • mild

Antonyms

  • stubborn
  • clearheaded
  • hairless

Etymology

  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • softe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. soft

adjective. ['ˈsɑːft, ˈsɔft'] not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship.

Synonyms

  • easygoing
  • cushy

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbent
  • compressibility
  • sensitivity

Etymology

  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • softe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. soft

adjective. ['ˈsɑːft, ˈsɔft'] willing to negotiate and compromise.

Synonyms

  • conciliative

Antonyms

  • sensitiveness
  • ease

Etymology

  • softe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • softe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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