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Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.Doug Horton
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
Old English sēfte (whence later: sōfte)
Adjectivesoft (comparative softer, superlative softest)
- Giving way under pressure.
- My head sank easily into the soft pillow.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Smooth and flexible.
- Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching.
- There was a soft breeze blowing.
- (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.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Quiet.
- I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees.
- (linguistics) voiced, sonant
- (linguistics) (rare) voiceless
- (linguistics) palatalized
- (slang) Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.
- When it comes to drinking, he is as soft as they come.
- (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.
- (Northern British, colloquial) Foolish.
- (of a cloth): non-abrasive, fluffy
- (gentle): gentle, light
- (of a sound): quiet
- (lacking strength or resolve): meek, mild, wimpy
- (foolish): daft, foolish, silly, stupid
- (giving way under pressure): hard, resistant, solid, stony
- (of a cloth): abrasive, scratchy
- (gentle): harsh, rough, strong
- (acute): hard
- (of a sound): loud
- (lacking strength or resolve): firm, strict, tough
- (of water): hard
- (foolish): sensible
Terms derived from "soft"
giving way under pressure
of a cloth
of a sound
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