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English definition of “soft”


adjective (NOT HARD)    /sɒft/ US  /sɑːft/
A2 not hard or firm : soft ground a soft pillow / mattress soft cheese I like chocolates with soft centres . Soft tissue , such as flesh , allows X-rays through.Soft and fluffy A2 describes things, especially parts of the body , that are not hard or rough and feel pleasant and smooth when touched : soft lips / cheeks / skin / hair soft leather Soft and fluffy informal disapproving Someone who is soft is not very healthy and strong : Look at you! You need more exercise . You're going/getting soft.Weakness and vulnerability softness     /ˈsɒft.nəs/ US  /ˈsɑːft-/ noun [U]
(Definition of soft adjective (NOT HARD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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