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Dictionary definition for: Soft

1. (a) lacking in hardness relatively or comparatively

2. (r) in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft" is nonstandard)

3. (a) metaphorically soft; "my father is a soft touch" "soft light" "a soft rain" "a soft Southern drawl" "soft brown eyes" "a soft glance"

4. (a) of sound; relatively low in volume; "soft voices" "soft music"

5. (s) easily hurt; "soft hands" "a baby''s delicate skin"

6. (a) used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition"

7. (a) used of beverages; not containing alcohol; "nonalcoholic beverages" "soft drinks"

8. (a) of speech sounds; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as "s" and "sh'')

9. (s) tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children" "procedures are lax and discipline is weak" "too soft on the children"

10. (s) having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder" "gentle rain" "a gentle breeze" "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"

11. (s) not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!" "a soft job"

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