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Soft appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Sister Suzie sewing shirts for soldiers
    Such skill as sewing shirts
    Our shy young sister Suzie shows
    Some soldiers send epistles
    Say they'd rather sleep in thistles
    Than the saucy, soft short shirts for soldiers Sister Suzie sews.
  • Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers,
    Such saucy soft short shirts for soldiers sister Susie sews,
    Some soldiers send epistles say they'd sooner sleep on thistles,
    Than those saucy soft short shirts for soldiers,
    Sister Susie sews.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective soft:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective soft and its most common antonyms:

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The word soft is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective soft

What does soft mean as an attribute of a noun?

Soft is one of the top 100 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: softer | softest

  1. yielding readily to pressure or weight
  2. compassionate and kind; conciliatory
  3. (of sound) relatively low in volume
  4. easily hurt
  5. produced with vibration of the vocal cords
  6. not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
  7. (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) soft; in a quiet, subdued tone
  8. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
  9. (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
  10. (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
    • example: the market for computers is soft
    • similar: falling
  11. using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
    • examples: soft data | the soft sciences
    • similar: qualitative
  12. tolerant or lenient
  13. soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
  14. having little impact
    • example: a soft (or light) tapping at the window
    • synonyms of soft: easy / gentle
    • similar: light
  15. out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
  16. willing to negotiate and compromise
  17. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
  18. mild and pleasant
  19. not brilliant or glaring
    • examples: the moon cast soft shadows | soft pastel colors
    • synonym of soft: subdued
    • similar: dull

Alternative definition of the adjective soft


  1. Giving way under pressure.
  2. [context: of cloth or similar material] Smooth and flexible.
  3. See Gentle.
  4. Requiring little or no effort, easy
  5. Not bright or intense
  6. [context: of a road intersection] Having an acute angle.
  7. [context: of a sound] Quiet.
  8. [linguistics] voiced, sonant
  9. [linguistics] [rare] voiceless
  10. [linguistics, Slavic languages] palatalized
  11. [slang] Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.
  12. [context: of water] Low in dissolved calcium compounds.
  13. [context: Northern England, colloquial] Foolish.
  14. [physics] Of a ferromagnetic material; a material that becomes essentially non magnetic when an external magnetic field is removed, a material with a low magnetic coercivity. (compare hard)
  15. [context: of a person] Physically or emotionally weak.

Definition of the adverb soft

What does soft mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship


  1. Soft is an American indie rock band from New York City.
  2. Soft is a musical group.
  3. Soft is a musical group.
    • albums: "Partout étranger", "Konfyans", "Kadans a péyi-la"

There are other groups with in their name, like Soft Boys, Soft Cell, Soft Heap, Soft Black, Soft Cream, Soft Eject, Soft Sands, Soft Verge, Soft Works, Soft Ballet, Soft Canyon, Soft Metals, Soft Parade, Soft Swells, Soft Tigers, Soft Machine, Soft Verdict, The Soft Boys, The Soft Eyes and The Soft Moon.


  1. "Soft" is a musical album of Nevarakka.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  2. "Soft" is a composition.
  3. "Soft" is a musical EP of Sr. Click.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "SOFT" is a musical album of Luke Rathborne.
    • released on
  5. "Soft" is a musical single of The Winyls.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  6. "Soft" is a musical album of Sunburned Hand of the Man.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  7. "Soft" a.k.a. "Live 2002" is a musical album of Sinclair.


"Soft" a.k.a. "Soft!" is a novel by British writer Rupert Thomson, written in 1998 London.

  • also known as "Soft"


"Soft" is a 2007 short drama film written and directed by Simon Ellis.


  1. Soft is a fictional character from the 2001 film No Man's Land.
  2. Soft is a fictional character from the 1992 film Cyber Eden.
  3. Soft is a fictional character from the 1985 drama mystery science fiction film O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization.


Soft is a cheese texture.

There are other foods with Soft in their name, like Soft serve, Cod Soft Roe, Soft boiled egg, Soft-Boiled Egg, Soft-shell crab, Taco Bell Soft Taco, Taco Bell Soft Taco with steak, Canola Harvest Soft Spread Margarine, Keebler Baker's Treasures Soft Cookies, Keebler Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Keebler Chips Deluxe Soft 'n' Chewy Cookies.


Soft is an album by Dan Bodan.

Phrases with Soft

  1. Soft C
  2. Soft G
  3. soft on
  4. Soft key
  5. soft roe
  6. soft rot
  7. Soft Top
  8. Soft-Key
  9. soft coal
  10. soft copy
  11. soft corn
  12. Soft Crab
  13. soft diet
  14. soft drug
  15. soft flag
  16. Soft Mick
  17. soft news
  18. Soft Pine
  19. Soft rock
  20. -SOFT

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Soft

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

researchers published an article in the British medical journal Lancet linking soft drink consumption among children and adolescents with the rise in obesity rates among U.S. teens. The researchers found ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

soap, heavy-duty/ soft spun soap, heavy-duty A detergent that is predominantly soap with alkalis added to improve its cleaning power. soaping The application of a soap or detergent solution to a fabric. Hot soaping is effective as an after ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1978)

Volume 6 - Calcination Equipment to Catalysis by John J. McKetta Jr

Introduction Soft drinks are unique in being a class of beverage that is mainly served as a thirst quench. The most popular flavors are colas, lemon-lime, orange, ginger ale. and herbal types such as root beer and birch beer. Most of the drinks ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

It ralses the soft soft age Ege muddle pharyngeal m. constrictor mainly from the doual the muscle fans the pharyngeal It was tormerly deed into constrictor pharyngls medrus end of the thyrohyold out to meet rts plems small ceratopharyngeal ...

Google previewA Pianist's Dictionary (2009)

Reflections on a Life by Alan Hersh

Indeed, the left pedal is sometimes called the “soft” pedal, and its most usual purpose is to achieve a quiet, hushed quality of sound. Even today, many pianists believe that it is “cheating” to use the left pedal to create that softer dynamic.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)

by U S Dept of Agriculture

Soft rot typically is relatively shallow; the affected wood is greatly degraded and often soft when wet, but immediately beneath the zone of rot, the wood may be firm (Fig. 13–6). Because soft rot usually is rather shallow, it is most likely to ...

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Quotes about Soft

Soft and hard words
There in the dictionary
Soft and hard
In a man beautify him
Soft and hard
In right place and
In right time
Make the country
Most powerful
And soft and hard
Are the ingredients
Of smart power strategy. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of S1O1F4T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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