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soft 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/sôft/,
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softer, comparative; softest, superlative;
  1. Easy to mold, cut, compress, or fold; not hard or firm to the touch
    • - soft margarine
    • - the ground was soft beneath their feet
  2. Having a smooth surface or texture that is pleasant to touch; not rough or coarse
    • - soft crushed velvet
    • - her hair felt very soft
  3. Rounded; not angular
    • - the soft edges of their adobe home
  4. 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
  5. (of a voice or sound) Quiet and gentle
    • - they spoke in soft whispers
  6. (of rain, wind, or other natural force) Not strong or violent
    • - a soft breeze rustled the trees
  7. (of a consonant) Pronounced as a fricative (as c in ice)

  8. (of a market, currency, or commodity) Falling or likely to fall in value

  9. Sympathetic, lenient, or compassionate, esp. to a degree perceived as excessive; not strict or sufficiently strict
    • - the administration is not becoming soft on crime
    • - Julia's soft heart was touched by his grief
  10. (of words or language) Not harsh or angry; conciliatory; soothing
    • - he was no good with soft words, gentle phrases
  11. Not strong or robust
    • - soft, out-of-shape executives in a computer company
  12. (of a job or way of life) Requiring little effort

  13. (of news or other journalism) Regarded more as entertainment than as basic news
    • - fashion is regarded as soft news
  14. Willing to compromise in political matters; moderate
    • - candidates ranging from far right to soft left
  15. Foolish; silly
    • - he must be going soft in the head
  16. Infatuated with
    • - was Brendan soft on her?
  17. (of a drink) Not alcoholic
    • - all they had was ginger ale and a few other soft drinks
  18. (of a drug) Not likely to cause addiction

  19. (of water) Free from mineral salts that make lathering difficult

  20. (of radiation) Having little penetrating power

  21. (of a detergent) Biodegradable

  22. (of pornography) Suggestive or erotic but not explicit

Adverb
  1. Softly
    • - I can just speak soft and she'll hear me
  2. In a weak or foolish way
    • - don't talk soft

  1. easy: in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)
  2. yielding readily to pressure or weight
  3. compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children"
  4. (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
  5. delicate: easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"
  6. voiced: produced with vibration of the vocal cords; "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";
  7. Soft! is a novel by British writer Rupert Thomson, written in 1998 London.
  8. Soft is an American indie rock band from New York City.
  9. The use of wine tasting descriptors allow the taster an opportunity to put into words the aromas and flavors that they experience and can be used in assessing the overall quality of wine. ...
  10. "Softly" is the debut single of J-pop singer, Leah Dizon. It was released on February 14, 2007, the same day she released her second photobook Hello! Leah. The single faired moderately on the Oricon Charts, yet was quite a success for a debut single and has sold 48,554 copies to date. ...
  11. (Softly (The Sandpipers album)) Softly was an LP album featuring The Sandpipers, released by A&M Records in August, 1968. ...
  12. Softs is a 1976 album by the British psychedelic, progressive rock and jazz/fusion band Soft Machine who were one of the central bands in the Canterbury scene.
  13. Giving way under pressure; Smooth and flexible; Gentle; Requiring little or no effort, easy; Having an acute angle; Quiet; voiced, sonant; (rare) voiceless; palatalized; Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy; Low in dissolved calcium compounds; Foolish; Of a ferromagnetic material; a ...
  14. (softness) Also known as handfeel.  The consumer's experience of the feel of the tissue material is extremely important for premium-quality bath tissue and facial tissue products. ...
  15. (softness) Colors that fall within the softness range are partially transparent. These areas appear gray (a dark gray to light gray range) in the matte. ...
  16. (softness) The quality of water, desirable for efficient cleaning and minimal corrosion, that results from very low amounts of calcium and magnesium.
  17. A description of a price which is gradually weakening. Also refers to commodities such as sugar, cocoa, and coffee.
  18. May refer to soft, gentle fruit in delicate wines, or to lack of acidity in wines without proper structure; used on a label occasionally to indicate low alcohol.
  19. A soft wine is one that is round and fruity, low in acidity, and has an absence of aggressive, hard tannins.
  20. A secondary coffee taste sensation characterized by an absence of any predominant taste sensation on any part of the tongue, except for subtle dryness. Caused by a concentration of salts high enough to neutralize the acids but not high enough to neutralize the sugars. ...
  21. Generally has low acid/tannin content. Also describes wines with low alcohol content. Consequently has little impact on the palate.
  22. Gentle and well balanced, without being flabby or insipid.
  23. Lacking harshness; smoothly textured.
  24. When a line is called soft, the implication is that not many sharp bettors have looked at it. Sharp bettors making big bets tend to move lines to the point where it is difficult for other bettors to make a bet with an advantage.
  25. Describes wines low in acid or tannin (sometimes both), making for easy drinking.