- easy to mould, cut, compress, or fold; not hard or firm to the touch；having a smooth surface or texture; not rough or coarse
- in a quiet or gentle way；in a weak or foolish way
- 1. easy to mould, cut, compress, or fold; not hard or firm to the touch soft margarine the ground was soft beneath their feet 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ having a smooth surface or texture; not rough or coarse soft crushed velvet her hair felt very soft 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. having a pleasing quality involving a subtle effect or contrast rather than sharp definition the soft glow of the lamps the moon's pale light cast soft shadows 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a voice or sound) quiet and gentle they spoke in soft whispers 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ not strong or violent a soft breeze rustled the trees 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ dialect (of the weather) rainy, moist, or thawing.
- 3. sympathetic, lenient, or compassionate, especially to a degree perceived as excessive; not strict or sufficiently strict the government is not becoming soft on crime Julia's soft heart was touched by his grief 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of words or language) not harsh or angry; conciliatory; soothing he was no good with soft words, gentle phrases 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ willing to compromise in political matters candidates ranging from far right to soft left
- ▪ (of a person) weak and lacking courage soft southerners
- ▪ informal (of a job or way of life) requiring little effort.
- 4. (of a drink) not alcoholic.
- ▪ (of a drug) not likely to cause addiction.
- ▪ (of radiation) having little penetrating power.
- ▪ (of a detergent) biodegradable.
- ▪ (of pornography) suggestive or erotic but not explicit.
- 5. (of a market, currency, or commodity) falling or likely to fall in value now a new factor looms: soft oil prices the rouble, so soft that it buys nothing worth having
- 6. (of water) containing relatively low concentrations of dissolved calcium and magnesium salts and therefore lathering easily with soap you use only half as much soap when you clean with soft water
- 7. informal foolish; silly he must be going soft in the head 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ informal infatuated with was Brendan soft on her?
- 8. (of a consonant) pronounced as a fricative (as c in ice).
- 1. in a quiet or gentle way I can just speak soft and she'll hear me
- 2. informal in a weak or foolish way don't talk soft