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  Dictionary Definition of soft

1. yielding readily to touch or pressure; easily penetrated, divided, or altered in shape; not hard or stiff.
2. relatively deficient in hardness, as metal.
3. smooth and agreeable to the touch; not rough or coarse.
4. producing agreeable sensations; pleasant, easeful, or comfortable: soft slumber.
5. low or subdued in sound; gentle and melodious.
6. not harsh or unpleasant to the eye; not glaring, as light or colour.
7. not hard or sharp, as outlines.
8. gentle or mild, as wind, rain, etc.; genial or balmy, as climate, air, etc.
9. gentle, mild, lenient, or compassionate.
10. smooth, soothing, or ingratiating, as words.
11. not harsh or severe, as terms.
12. yielding readily to the tender emotions, as persons; impressionable.
13. sentimental, as language.
14. not strong or robust; delicate; incapable of great endurance or exertion.
15. Colloquial not hard, trying, or severe; involving little effort: a soft job.
16. (of water) relatively free from mineral salts that interfere with the action of soap.
17. Photography having delicate gradations of tone (opposed to contrasty ).
18. Physics (of radiation) having a relatively long wavelength and low penetrating power.
19. Metallurgy a. (of solder) having a relatively low melting point, usually below 370C. b. (of iron) containing little carbon; incapable of retaining magnetic properties when the magnetising field is removed.
20. Astronautics (of a landing of a space vehicle) gentle, not harmful to the vehicle or its contents, usually implying an impact velocity of less than 30 km/h.
21. Phonetics a. (of consonants) lenis, especially lenis and voiced. b. (of c and g ) pronounced as in cent and gem. c. (of consonants in Slavic languages) palatalised.
22. (of drugs) non-addictive, as marijuana and LSD.
23. Colloquial easily influenced or swayed, as a person, the mind, etc.; easily imposed upon.
24. Colloquial foolish; feeble; weak.
25. not involving difficult or problematic concerns or issues; safe.
-- noun
26. that which is soft or yielding; the soft part; softness.
-- adverb
27. in a soft manner.
-- interjection Archaic.
28. be quiet! hush!
29. not so fast! stop!
-- phrase
30. a soft touch,