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1. soft-pedal

verb. play down or obscure.

Synonyms

  • background
  • downplay

Antonyms

  • foreground
  • overstate
  • scene

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Rhymes with Soft Pedal

  • gredel
  • fredell
  • credle
  • wedell
  • wedel
  • weddle
  • weddell
  • schaedel
  • redell
  • redel
  • reddell
  • peddle
  • medel
  • meddle
  • medal
  • fedele
  • bedell
  • edel

2. soft-spoken

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

Antonyms

  • softness

3. soft-shoe

noun. tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles.

Synonyms

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

4. pedal

noun. ['ˈpɛdəl'] a sustained bass note.

Synonyms

  • pedal point
  • tone
  • musical note

Antonyms

  • understate
  • leaded gasoline
  • unleaded gasoline
  • defend

Etymology

  • pédale (French)

5. pedal

verb. ['ˈpɛdəl'] ride a bicycle.

Synonyms

  • backpedal
  • unicycle
  • ride
  • cycle
  • bicycle
  • bike

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • ignore
  • low status
  • hypotonicity

Etymology

  • pédale (French)

6. 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))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. 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))
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