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English definition of “soft”

soft

adjective (GENTLE)    /sɒft/ US  /sɑːft/
B1 not forceful , loud , or easily noticed : a soft voice / sound soft music / lighting a soft glow Tender and gentleKind and thoughtful disapproving not severe or forceful enough, especially in criticizing or punishing someone who has done something wrong : She thinks I'm too soft on the kids when they misbehave . The government can't be seen to be taking a soft line (= not being severe enough) with criminals .Tender and gentleKind and thoughtful softness     /ˈsɒft.nəs/ US  /ˈsɑːft-/ noun [U]
(Definition of soft adjective (GENTLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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