Synonyms of 'soft'
1 velvetyDictionary, smooth, silky
Regular use of a body lotion will keep the skin soft and supple.
the velvety fur on the cat's ears
The flagstones were worn smooth by centuries of use.
I stroked her silky hair.
thick furry tails
The foliage was soft and feathery.
downy head and beautiful skin
fleecy walking jackets
like a baby's bottom (informal)
2 yieldingDictionary, flexible, pliable
She lay down on the soft, comfortable bed.
the soft yielding cushions
Their boss was flexible and lenient.
His young queen was pliable and easily influenced.
an elastic interpretation of the rules
The earth was spongy from rain.
Knead the dough until smooth and springy.
3 soggyDictionary, swampy, marshy
The horse didn't handle the soft ground very well.
4 squashyDictionary, sloppy, mushy
a simple bread made with a soft dough
5 pliableDictionary, flexible, supple
Aluminium is a soft metal.
The baskets are made with young, pliable spruce roots.
brushes with long, flexible bristles
The leather is supple and sturdy enough to last for years.
Silver is the most malleable of all metals.
The mud is as soft and plastic as butter.
Work the dough until it is slightly elastic.
ductile (of a metal)
6 quietDictionary, low, gentle
When he woke again he could hear soft music.
She spoke in a soft whisper.
A quiet murmur passed through the classroom.
Her voice was so low he had to strain to catch it.
The wind had dropped to a gentle breeze.
the sweet sounds of Mozart
He likes sober muted colours.
The conversation around them was resumed, but in subdued tones.
the mellow background music
She spoke in a quiet melodious voice.
wonderful mellifluous voices
her beautiful, dulcet voice
7 lenientDictionary, easy-going, lax
He says the measure is soft and weak on criminals.
The Professor takes a slightly more lenient view.
They have a very easy-going attitude to life.
One of the problems is lax security for airport personnel.
She is known to have liberal views on abortion and contraception.
a weak man who let his wife walk all over him
His indulgent mother was willing to let him do what he wanted.
Younger people are more likely to be permissive of sex and drugs.
bureaucrats and spineless politicians
8 kindDictionary, tender, sentimental
a very soft and sensitive heart
He was a very kind man, full of common sense.
tender, loving care
My father was a deeply compassionate man.
He was always so sensitive and caring.
a quiet and gentle man who liked sports and enjoyed life
It may be that he sees you only as a sympathetic friend.
9 easyDictionary, comfortable, undemanding
a soft option
10 paleDictionary, light, subdued
The room was tempered by the soft colours.
11 dimDictionary, faint, dimmed
His skin looked golden in the soft light.
12 mildDictionary, delicate, caressing
a soft breeze
13 feeble-mindedDictionary, simple, silly
They were wary of him, thinking he was soft in the head.
14 out of conditionDictionary, weak, limp
out of condition
Her voice was so weak we could hardly hear her.
The residue can leave the hair limp and dull looking.
bulging thighs and flabby stomach
a skinny, effeminate guy in lipstick and earrings
Her wrist was limp and flaccid.
out of training
I despise his wimpy, namby-pamby attitude.
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Balmy weather is fairly warm and pleasant.
a balmy summer's evening
Boggy land is very wet and muddy land.
a green patch at the far end of a boggy field
Thesaurus for soft from the Collins English Thesaurus
Something that is soft is pleasant to touch, and not rough or hard.