NOT HARD › not hard, and easy to press: a soft cushion Cook the onion until it's soft.
SMOOTH › smooth and pleasant to touch: soft hair/skin
SOUND › A soft sound is very quiet: He spoke in a soft voice.
COLOUR/LIGHT › A soft colour or light is not bright: soft lilac paint
PERSON › too kind and not angry enough when someone does something wrong: The kids are naughty because she's too soft on them.
DRUGS › Soft drugs are illegal drugs that some people think are not dangerous. softness noun [U]