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Synonyms for softsɔft, sɒft

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soft(adj)

    yielding readily to pressure or weight

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    harsh-voiced, hardened, horny, case-hardened, petrous, blasting, thunderous, corneous, firm, rocklike, concentrated, blaring, conniving, hornlike, al dente, inclement, scheming, shouted, shrewd, hard-boiled, hard, woody, deafening, quantitative, unpermissive, granitic, stony, clarion, granitelike, unyielding, velar, loud-mouthed, calculating, toughened, trumpet-like, adamantine, vocal, shattering, set, bright, yelled, tough, fit, big, loud, stonelike, tumid, intense, earsplitting, antagonistic, steely, thundery, erect, heavy, solid, rising, earthshaking, calculative, difficult, semihard, loud-voiced

  2. soft(adj)

    compassionate and kind; conciliatory

    "he was soft on his children"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    fit, loud, hard-boiled, deafening, petrous, hardened, thundery, firm, shattering, toughened, velar, al dente, loud-mouthed, horny, erect, conniving, scheming, difficult, calculating, unyielding, yelled, inclement, intense, hard, hornlike, tough, calculative, bright, steely, harsh-voiced, corneous, shouted, quantitative, blaring, stonelike, solid, vocal, big, concentrated, shrewd, unpermissive, stony, heavy, blasting, adamantine, semihard, earsplitting, set, woody, granitelike, tumid, granitic, thunderous, rising, earthshaking, clarion, trumpet-like, loud-voiced, antagonistic, case-hardened, rocklike

  3. soft(adj)

    (of sound) relatively low in volume

    "soft voices"; "soft music"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    shouted, quantitative, unyielding, granitelike, blaring, hardened, set, tumid, petrous, calculating, conniving, hard, bright, thunderous, woody, erect, heavy, loud-mouthed, toughened, rocklike, vocal, al dente, tough, thundery, blasting, scheming, earsplitting, intense, harsh-voiced, case-hardened, horny, shrewd, hornlike, fit, stony, stonelike, corneous, rising, yelled, deafening, concentrated, adamantine, loud, semihard, firm, clarion, granitic, velar, earthshaking, hard-boiled, trumpet-like, loud-voiced, calculative, steely, shattering, inclement, difficult, antagonistic, unpermissive, solid, big

  4. delicate, soft(adj)

    easily hurt

    "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, easygoing, soft, delicate, diffused, frail, flabby, subdued, diffuse, sonant, flaccid, ticklish, gentle, finespun, touchy, fragile

    Antonyms:
    toughened, rising, clarion, blasting, horny, thunderous, hard, loud-voiced, heavy, quantitative, big, solid, hard-boiled, set, scheming, intense, earthshaking, calculative, woody, shattering, shouted, tough, hornlike, hardened, thundery, vocal, tumid, concentrated, loud-mouthed, difficult, granitic, stonelike, inclement, conniving, antagonistic, adamantine, blaring, bright, rocklike, steely, petrous, firm, yelled, fit, loud, shrewd, unpermissive, corneous, al dente, velar, earsplitting, case-hardened, trumpet-like, unyielding, calculating, stony, semihard, granitelike, erect, harsh-voiced, deafening

  5. voiced, sonant, soft(adj)

    produced with vibration of the vocal cords

    "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, soft, delicate, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    harsh-voiced, toughened, hard, heavy, tough, rocklike, semihard, steely, vocal, clarion, thunderous, unpermissive, horny, inclement, granitic, firm, earthshaking, set, fit, stony, quantitative, loud, hardened, granitelike, loud-voiced, corneous, loud-mouthed, stonelike, thundery, calculating, deafening, scheming, blasting, woody, bright, hornlike, petrous, yelled, al dente, concentrated, earsplitting, rising, trumpet-like, velar, solid, big, erect, shattering, antagonistic, tumid, unyielding, difficult, hard-boiled, blaring, intense, calculative, conniving, shouted, adamantine, case-hardened, shrewd

  6. soft(adj)

    not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)

    "soft targets"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    al dente, quantitative, trumpet-like, steely, yelled, vocal, blasting, case-hardened, hardened, firm, concentrated, scheming, calculating, toughened, hard, semihard, difficult, intense, blaring, heavy, granitelike, tumid, stonelike, rising, calculative, thundery, bright, tough, hard-boiled, petrous, antagonistic, loud, solid, horny, shattering, conniving, thunderous, harsh-voiced, earsplitting, shrewd, erect, rocklike, stony, deafening, shouted, loud-mouthed, unpermissive, big, fit, hornlike, earthshaking, unyielding, clarion, woody, inclement, corneous, velar, granitic, set, loud-voiced, adamantine

  7. piano, soft(adj)

    used chiefly as a direction or description in music

    "the piano passages in the composition"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, soft, delicate, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    quantitative, blasting, scheming, unyielding, semihard, clarion, harsh-voiced, earthshaking, thunderous, earsplitting, steely, hornlike, antagonistic, yelled, conniving, shrewd, intense, hardened, petrous, loud-mouthed, solid, big, tumid, al dente, blaring, hard, shattering, stonelike, difficult, toughened, set, fit, horny, granitelike, calculative, corneous, calculating, case-hardened, trumpet-like, firm, granitic, thundery, rocklike, deafening, unpermissive, loud, velar, heavy, bright, stony, erect, loud-voiced, shouted, inclement, concentrated, rising, woody, vocal, hard-boiled, adamantine, tough

  8. soft, diffuse, diffused(adj)

    (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, soft, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    inclement, thunderous, shattering, scheming, harsh-voiced, steely, hard, toughened, hardened, intense, unpermissive, rocklike, heavy, semihard, calculating, tough, erect, antagonistic, solid, shrewd, blaring, trumpet-like, rising, concentrated, calculative, quantitative, conniving, loud-mouthed, shouted, tumid, earthshaking, petrous, set, woody, granitic, granitelike, stonelike, vocal, earsplitting, clarion, blasting, firm, thundery, fit, bright, big, al dente, loud, velar, difficult, adamantine, corneous, yelled, hard-boiled, case-hardened, unyielding, deafening, hornlike, loud-voiced, stony, horny

  9. soft(adj)

    (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')

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    hornlike, trumpet-like, loud, adamantine, horny, loud-mouthed, granitelike, hard, vocal, al dente, corneous, stony, velar, quantitative, calculative, difficult, inclement, steely, set, unpermissive, tough, yelled, loud-voiced, solid, semihard, concentrated, thunderous, deafening, shouted, heavy, rocklike, rising, intense, clarion, hard-boiled, unyielding, shrewd, shattering, stonelike, firm, hardened, tumid, conniving, big, blasting, case-hardened, toughened, earsplitting, calculating, erect, earthshaking, thundery, petrous, granitic, antagonistic, scheming, bright, fit, harsh-voiced, blaring, woody

  10. soft(adj)

    (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value

    "the market for computers is soft"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    steely, fit, hard, hornlike, blaring, set, loud-mouthed, big, thunderous, unpermissive, petrous, hardened, inclement, bright, shrewd, shouted, deafening, antagonistic, loud-voiced, stonelike, tumid, al dente, shattering, rocklike, tough, unyielding, calculating, quantitative, difficult, hard-boiled, firm, velar, scheming, case-hardened, heavy, corneous, conniving, rising, concentrated, erect, harsh-voiced, adamantine, granitic, stony, yelled, thundery, clarion, granitelike, intense, woody, vocal, toughened, calculative, horny, semihard, trumpet-like, loud, solid, blasting, earsplitting, earthshaking

  11. soft(adj)

    using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation

    "soft data"; "the soft sciences"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    unyielding, shouted, hard, toughened, earthshaking, unpermissive, tough, clarion, thundery, calculative, corneous, conniving, blaring, fit, granitic, inclement, scheming, earsplitting, antagonistic, difficult, shattering, adamantine, semihard, firm, heavy, intense, al dente, concentrated, big, thunderous, harsh-voiced, yelled, velar, woody, loud-mouthed, quantitative, set, granitelike, loud-voiced, erect, hornlike, bright, hardened, calculating, horny, vocal, stonelike, blasting, steely, solid, loud, trumpet-like, shrewd, deafening, petrous, stony, case-hardened, hard-boiled, tumid, rising, rocklike

  12. indulgent, lenient, soft(adj)

    tolerant or lenient

    "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, soft, delicate, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    hard, thundery, granitelike, unpermissive, hornlike, fit, loud, trumpet-like, calculating, case-hardened, antagonistic, scheming, yelled, thunderous, petrous, shouted, firm, hardened, stonelike, shrewd, set, woody, deafening, al dente, difficult, velar, blasting, blaring, quantitative, rocklike, horny, bright, semihard, unyielding, granitic, loud-mouthed, shattering, hard-boiled, steely, inclement, tumid, big, corneous, earthshaking, solid, rising, erect, vocal, conniving, stony, heavy, intense, clarion, concentrated, earsplitting, harsh-voiced, toughened, calculative, adamantine, loud-voiced, tough

  13. gentle, soft(adj)

    soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe

    "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"

    Synonyms:
    aristocratical, indulgent, gentle, mild, delicate, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, soft, docile, patrician, blue, cushy, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, blue-blooded, aristocratic, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    al dente, rocklike, hardened, toughened, blasting, shouted, horny, hornlike, hard, tumid, earthshaking, calculative, adamantine, case-hardened, blaring, harsh-voiced, scheming, bright, earsplitting, quantitative, woody, yelled, hard-boiled, clarion, antagonistic, trumpet-like, steely, corneous, unpermissive, concentrated, intense, difficult, shattering, thunderous, firm, unyielding, granitelike, granitic, set, tough, solid, petrous, loud-voiced, vocal, velar, deafening, heavy, stonelike, inclement, stony, loud, semihard, loud-mouthed, rising, calculating, fit, big, thundery, conniving, shrewd, erect

  14. easy, gentle, soft(adj)

    having little impact

    "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"

    Synonyms:
    balmy, sluttish, wanton, flaccid, subdued, prosperous, sonant, soft, delicate, gentle, flabby, easy, promiscuous, well-off, indulgent, voiced, aristocratical, leisurely, well-to-do, piano, well-fixed, easygoing, patrician, well-situated, comfortable, blue-blooded, diffuse, mild, cushy, aristocratic, docile, lenient, diffused, well-heeled, light, blue, loose

    Antonyms:
    horny, blaring, hard, antagonistic, calculating, firm, intense, set, loud-mouthed, loud, scheming, thunderous, calculative, velar, earthshaking, adamantine, quantitative, earsplitting, shouted, conniving, loud-voiced, unyielding, al dente, yelled, fit, steely, petrous, case-hardened, hard-boiled, heavy, stony, blasting, deafening, big, hardened, concentrated, inclement, tumid, clarion, semihard, rocklike, toughened, unpermissive, difficult, thundery, granitelike, shrewd, bright, woody, trumpet-like, tough, harsh-voiced, rising, corneous, erect, stonelike, shattering, solid, granitic, hornlike, vocal

  15. soft, flabby, flaccid(adj)

    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance

    "he was too soft for the army"; "flabby around the middle"; "flaccid cheeks"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, soft, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    hard, hardened, quantitative, loud, solid, woody, deafening, thunderous, harsh-voiced, rising, erect, trumpet-like, concentrated, shrewd, rocklike, stonelike, steely, intense, tough, difficult, calculative, earsplitting, inclement, toughened, granitelike, bright, earthshaking, vocal, al dente, antagonistic, fit, firm, scheming, loud-mouthed, corneous, hard-boiled, blasting, shattering, unpermissive, unyielding, velar, case-hardened, conniving, semihard, stony, hornlike, petrous, thundery, yelled, tumid, clarion, blaring, adamantine, calculating, big, loud-voiced, horny, shouted, heavy, granitic, set

  16. soft(adj)

    willing to negotiate and compromise

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    antagonistic, clarion, bright, hornlike, corneous, deafening, stony, steely, shrewd, loud, blaring, thundery, case-hardened, firm, granitelike, hard, hardened, blasting, shattering, semihard, fit, toughened, granitic, woody, solid, yelled, loud-voiced, unyielding, harsh-voiced, unpermissive, inclement, rocklike, loud-mouthed, adamantine, rising, tough, petrous, difficult, calculative, tumid, erect, earthshaking, intense, conniving, horny, big, al dente, set, velar, scheming, heavy, hard-boiled, vocal, concentrated, stonelike, shouted, earsplitting, thunderous, trumpet-like, calculating, quantitative

  17. cushy, soft, easygoing(adj)

    not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship

    "what a cushy job!"; "the easygoing life of a parttime consultant"; "a soft job"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, soft, delicate, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, leisurely, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    difficult, horny, hard-boiled, steely, fit, rising, calculating, hardened, granitelike, tumid, case-hardened, earthshaking, inclement, velar, shattering, calculative, blasting, semihard, granitic, firm, stony, conniving, thunderous, quantitative, stonelike, harsh-voiced, scheming, unpermissive, heavy, hard, erect, loud-mouthed, hornlike, solid, bright, clarion, unyielding, shrewd, big, al dente, tough, adamantine, earsplitting, deafening, yelled, trumpet-like, concentrated, loud-voiced, corneous, antagonistic, woody, toughened, rocklike, loud, petrous, vocal, thundery, intense, set, shouted, blaring

  18. balmy, mild, soft(adj)

    mild and pleasant

    "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"

    Synonyms:
    crackers, round the bend, flaccid, subdued, bats, nutty, buggy, modest, sonant, soft, delicate, gentle, flabby, wacky, kooky, daft, fruity, easy, kookie, indulgent, voiced, nuts, bonkers, dotty, cracked, haywire, meek, piano, easygoing, loco, diffuse, mild, batty, loony, lenient, barmy, diffused, around the bend, balmy, cushy, loopy, whacky

    Antonyms:
    hard-boiled, difficult, unpermissive, loud-mouthed, quantitative, petrous, hard, scheming, toughened, deafening, rocklike, shattering, fit, clarion, earthshaking, inclement, shrewd, al dente, trumpet-like, steely, thundery, loud-voiced, unyielding, granitic, hornlike, solid, case-hardened, intense, blaring, woody, conniving, corneous, rising, set, erect, yelled, tumid, concentrated, semihard, heavy, antagonistic, stony, hardened, blasting, calculative, shouted, granitelike, earsplitting, tough, horny, vocal, firm, thunderous, calculating, adamantine, stonelike, loud, big, velar, harsh-voiced, bright

  19. soft, subdued(adverb)

    not brilliant or glaring

    "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, low-key, hushed, mild, piano, balmy, dim, easy, voiced, soft, delicate, quiet, flabby, subdued, lenient, diffuse, flaccid, muted, low-keyed, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    shattering, tumid, hardened, case-hardened, semihard, stony, velar, calculating, granitelike, rising, unpermissive, horny, hard, deafening, solid, quantitative, thundery, tough, woody, toughened, heavy, trumpet-like, corneous, thunderous, calculative, blasting, unyielding, vocal, scheming, hornlike, loud, rocklike, earthshaking, clarion, shouted, harsh-voiced, antagonistic, hard-boiled, big, steely, loud-mouthed, petrous, loud-voiced, blaring, conniving, stonelike, concentrated, inclement, granitic, adamantine, yelled, al dente, firm, bright, intense, earsplitting, erect, difficult, set, fit, shrewd

  20. easy, soft(adverb)

    in a relaxed manner; or without hardship

    "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)

    Synonyms:
    easy, tardily, easily, slow, soft, slowly

    Antonyms:
    steely, unpermissive, hard, loud, case-hardened, erect, granitelike, granitic, petrous, calculating, fit, hard-boiled, tumid, antagonistic, deafening, hardened, rising, big, corneous, quantitative, vocal, shattering, difficult, rocklike, semihard, thunderous, shouted, shrewd, adamantine, yelled, earthshaking, loud-mouthed, harsh-voiced, thundery, trumpet-like, scheming, concentrated, blaring, velar, heavy, stony, calculative, clarion, tough, unyielding, bright, al dente, hornlike, horny, solid, woody, inclement, earsplitting, loud-voiced, conniving, blasting, toughened, firm, set, intense, stonelike

Wiktionary

  1. soft(adjective)

    Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.

    Synonyms:
    mild, meek, wimpy

    Antonyms:
    tough, firm, strict

  2. soft(adjective)

    Foolish.

    Synonyms:
    foolish, stupid, silly, daft

    Antonyms:
    sensible

  3. soft(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    non-abrasive, fluffy, quiet

    Antonyms:
    loud, abrasive, scratchy

  4. soft(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    hard

  5. soft(adjective)

    Giving way under pressure.

    Antonyms:
    resistant, solid, hard, stony

  6. soft(adjective)

    Gentle.

    Synonyms:
    gentle, light

    Antonyms:
    strong, rough, harsh

  7. soft(adjective)

    Having an acute angle.

    Antonyms:
    hard

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. soft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    impressible, yielding, not firm, not hard

  2. soft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    plastic, pliable, easily moulded

  3. soft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    smooth, delicate, fine, not rugged, not rough

  4. soft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    compliant, submissive, irresolute, facile

  5. soft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mild, gentle, bland, kind, lenient, tender, not harsh, not severe

  6. soft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    simple, silly, foolish, weak

  7. soft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    quiet, easy, light

  8. soft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mellifluous, dulcet, clear, flowing

  9. soft(interj.)

    Synonyms:
    hold, stop, not so fast


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