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softadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /sɔft/

soft adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT HARD)

not hard or firm; changing its shape when pressed: The crabs are plucked from the water before their soft shells have had a chance to harden. The baby’s skin feels so soft (= smooth and enjoyable to touch).

soft adjective [-er/-est only] (GENTLE)

not forceful, loud, or easily noticed: a soft voice She likes soft pastel colors.

soft adjective [-er/-est only] (WEAK)

not strong; weak: Car sales were soft last year. If someone is said to be soft on crime, that person is thought to be not forceful enough in punishing criminals.

soft adjective [-er/-est only] (EASY)

not difficult; easier than other things of the same type: She asked some soft questions.
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