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soft

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Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
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Etymology

Old English sēfte (whence later: sōfte)

Adjective

soft (comparative softer, superlative softest)

Positive
soft

Comparative
softer

Superlative
softest

  1. Giving way under pressure.
    My head sank easily into the soft pillow.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Smooth and flexible.
    Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching.
  3. Gentle.
    There was a soft breeze blowing.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having an acute angle.
    At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the soft left.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Quiet.
    I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees.
  6. (linguistics) voiced, sonant
    DH represents the voiced (soft) th of English these clothes. — The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. (linguistics) (rare) voiceless
  8. (linguistics) palatalized
  9. (slang) Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.
    When it comes to drinking, he is as soft as they come.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Low in dissolved calcium compounds.
    You won't need as much soap, as the water here is very soft.
  11. (Northern British, colloquial) Foolish.

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