Complete Definition of "soft"

English

rank|field|street|attempt|830|soft|officers|likely|beneath

Pronunciation
a|RP sÅft, /sÉft/, /<tt>sQft</tt>/
a|US säft, /sÉft/, /<tt>sAft</tt>/
audio|en-us-soft.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes:English:-Éft|Rhymes: -Éft

Etymology
Old English sÄfte (whence later: sÅfte)

Adjective
soft (compar: softer, superl: softest)

  1. Giving way under pressure.

#:My head sank easily into the soft pillow.

  1. context|of cloth or similar material Smooth and flexible.

#:Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching.

  1. Gentle.

#:There was a soft breeze blowing.

  1. context|of a sound Quiet.

#:I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees.''

  1. linguistics voiced, sonant

#:DH represents the voiced (soft) th of English these clothes. â w:The Lords of the Rings|The Lord of the Rings, w:J.R.R. Tolkien|J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. linguistics rare voiceless
  2. linguistics palatalized
  3. Lacking strength or resolve.

#:When it comes to drinking, Wessel is as soft as they come.

  1. context|of water Low in dissolved calcium compounds.

#:You won't need as much soap, as the water here is very soft.

  1. (Northern British, colloquial) Foolish.

Synonyms

i-c|of a cloth non-abrasive, fluffy
i-c|gentle gentle, light
i-c|of a sound quiet
i-c|lacking strength or resolve meek, mild
i-c|foolish daft, foolish, silly, stupid

Antonyms

i-c|giving way under pressure hard, resistant, solid, stony
i-c|of a cloth abrasive, scratchy
i-c|gentle harsh, rough, strong
i-c|of a sound loud
i-c|lacking strength or resolve firm, strict, tough
i-c|of water hard
i-c|foolish sensible

Translations

trans-top|giving way under pressure
Arabic: ARchar|Ùاع٠unicode|(náÊm)
Chinese: 软 (ruÇn)
Croatian: mek
Czech: mÄkký m
Dutch: zacht
French: mou m, molle f, doux
German: weich
Hungarian: lágy, puha
Irish: bog
trans-mid
Italian: morbido m, morbida f
Japanese: æããã (ããããã, yawarakai)
Korean: ë¶ëë½ë¤ (budeureobda, -reopda)
Portuguese: mole#Portuguese|mole
Rohingya: norom
Russian: мÑгкий (mjáÏkij)
Scottish Gaelic: bog#Scottish Gaelic|bog, maoth, sèimh
Spanish: blando
Swedish: mjuk
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trans-top|of a cloth
Chinese: 软 (ruÇn)
French: mou m, molle f
German: weich
Irish: bog
trans-mid
Italian: soffice m|f
Korean: ë¶ëë½ë¤ (budeureobda, -reopda)
Kurdish: KUchar|ÙÙâرÙ
Portuguese: macio#Portuguese|macio m, macia#Portuguese|macia f
Russian: мÑгкий (mjáÏkij)
Scottish Gaelic: bog#Scottish Gaelic|bog, tlàth, sèimh, maoth
Telugu: à°®à±à°¤à±à°¤à°à°¿ (mettaTi)
trans-bottom

trans-top|gentle
Croatian: blag
French: doux m, douce f
German: sanft
Hungarian: gyengéd
trans-mid
Irish: bog
Italian: dolce m|f
Korean: ë¶ëë½ë¤ (budeureobda, -reopda)
Russian: мÑгкий (mjáÏkij)
Scottish Gaelic: bog#Scottish Gaelic|bog, maoth, caomh, tlàth
trans-bottom

trans-top|of a sound
German: leise
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|ÙÙâرÙ, KUchar|ÙÛÙÙ
Russian: мÑгкий (mjáÏkij)
Scottish Gaelic: mìn, binn
trans-bottom

trans-top|lacking strength or resolve
German: weich
trans-mid
Russian: ÑлабÑй (slábyj)
trans-bottom

trans-top|of water
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|foolish
See foolish
trans-bottom

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mid2
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soften
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softness
software
softy
bottom2

Category:1000 English basic words

ar:soft
fa:soft
fr:soft
ko:soft
io:soft
it:soft
kk:soft
hu:soft
pl:soft
simple:soft
fi:soft
sv:soft
ta:soft
te:soft
vi:soft
tr:soft
uk:soft
zh:soft

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