soft

Adjective
  1. Yielding readily to pressure or weight (synset 301156249)
  2. Compassionate and kind;
    Conciliatory (synset 301159626)
    "he was soft on his children"
  3. (of sound) relatively low in volume (synset 301457415)
    "soft voices"; "soft music"
  4. Easily hurt (synset 302457397)
    "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"
  5. Produced with vibration of the vocal cords (synset 302293817)
    "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'"
  6. Not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons) (synset 301462217)
    "soft targets"
  7. (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) soft;
    In a quiet, subdued tone (synset 301461111)
    "the piano passages in the composition"
  8. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected (synset 301161394)
  9. (of speech sounds);
    Produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate;
    Characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh') (synset 301160432)
  10. (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value (synset 302497218)
    "the market for computers is soft"
  11. Using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation (synset 301921148)
    "soft data"; "the soft sciences"
  12. Tolerant or lenient (synset 301767671)
    "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"
  13. Soft and mild;
    Not harsh or stern or severe (synset 301512745)
    "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"
  14. Having little impact (synset 301195578)
    "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
  15. Out of condition;
    Not strong or robust;
    Incapable of exertion or endurance (synset 301023329)
    "he was too soft for the army"; "flabby around the middle"; "flaccid cheeks"
  16. Willing to negotiate and compromise (synset 300764017)
  17. Not burdensome or demanding;
    Borne or done easily and without hardship (synset 300753658)
    "what a cushy job!"; "the easygoing life of a parttime consultant"; "a soft job"
  18. Mild and pleasant (synset 300440072)
    "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"
  19. Not brilliant or glaring (synset 300285266)
    "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"
Adverb
  1. In a relaxed manner;
    Or without hardship (synset 400149175)
    "just wanted to take it easy"; "the judge went easy on the young defendant"

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