Meaning of "soft" in Essential American English Dictionary


adjective us /sɔft/

A2 not hard, and easy to press:

a soft cushion
Cook the onion until it’s soft.
→ Opposite hard adj

A2 smooth and pleasant to touch:

soft hair/skin
→ Opposite rough

B1 A soft sound is very quiet:

He spoke in a soft voice.

B1 A soft color or light is not bright:

→ Opposite bright

too kind:

You’re too soft to be a police officer.
softness noun [ no plural ]

(Definition of “soft” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)