Synonyms of 'soft'
in a soft mannerRegular 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)
not hardShe 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 (adjective) The horse didn't handle the soft ground very well.
4 (adjective) a simple bread made with a soft dough
easy to dent, shape, or cutAluminium 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),
(of music or sounds) quiet and pleasingWhen 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
kind or lenient, often to excessHe 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 clash between a weak minister and a domineering civil servant
His indulgent mother was willing to let him do what he wanted.
Her parents are permissive and set few clear boundaries.
bureaucrats and spineless politicians
loving and tendera 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.
requiring little effort(informal) a soft option
(of light or colour) not excessively bright or harshThe room was tempered by the soft colours.
a pale blue dress
Her house is light and airy, crisp and clean.
The lighting was subdued.
pastel, , ,
pretty pastel shades
the mellow colours of autumn
(of light or colour) not excessively bright or harshHis skin looked golden in the soft light.
(of a breeze or climate) temperate, mild, or pleasanta soft breeze
not strong or able to endure hardship
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
Her wrist was limp and flaccid.
out of training,
I despise his wimpy, namby-pamby attitude.
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in the sense of balmy
(of weather) mild and pleasant
a balmy summer's evening
in the sense of boggy
a green patch at the far end of a boggy field
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Thesaurus for soft from the Collins English Thesaurus