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Meaning of “soft” - Learner’s Dictionary

soft

adjective     /sɒft/
NOT HARD
A2 not hard, and easy to press: a soft cushion Cook the onion until it's soft.Soft and fluffy
SMOOTH
A2 smooth and pleasant to touch: soft hair/skinSoft and fluffy
SOUND
B1 A soft sound is very quiet: He spoke in a soft voice.Silence and quietDescribing qualities of the human voice
COLOUR/LIGHT
B1 A soft colour or light is not bright: soft lilac paintThe qualities of light
PERSON
too kind and not angry enough when someone does something wrong: The kids are naughty because she's too soft on them.Tender and gentleKind and thoughtful
DRUGS
Soft drugs are illegal drugs that some people think are not dangerous.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
softness noun [U] →  See also have a soft spot for sb
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