Synonyms of soft in English:

soft


See definition of soft

adjective

1‘soft margarine’

SYNONYMS

mushy, squashy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy, squelchy, squishy, oozy, doughy, semi-liquid

informal gooey, gloopy

British informal squidgy

rare pulpous

ANTONYMS

hard

2‘soft ground’

SYNONYMS

swampy, marshy, boggy, miry, fenny, oozy

heavy, squelchy

rare quaggy

ANTONYMS

firm

3‘a soft cushion’

SYNONYMS

supple, elastic, springy, pliable, pliant, squashy, resilient, cushiony, spongy, compressible, flexible, ductile, malleable, tensile, plastic

ANTONYMS

hard

4‘soft fabric’

SYNONYMS

velvety, smooth, cushiony, fleecy, downy, leathery, furry, silky, silken, satiny, suede-effect

informal like a baby's bottom

ANTONYMS

harsh, rough

5‘a soft wind’

SYNONYMS

gentle, light, mild, moderate, calm, balmy, delicate, zephyr-like

ANTONYMS

strong

6‘soft light’

SYNONYMS

dim, low, faint, shaded, subdued, muted, mellow

ANTONYMS

harsh

7‘soft colours’

SYNONYMS

pale, pastel, muted, washed out, understated, restrained, subdued, subtle

ANTONYMS

lurid

8‘he spoke in soft tones’

SYNONYMS

quiet, low, faint, muted, subdued, muffled, hushed, quietened, whispered, stifled, murmured, gentle, dulcet, indistinct, inaudible

ANTONYMS

strident, clear

9‘the soft outlines of the trees’

SYNONYMS

blurred, vague, hazy, misty, foggy, veiled, cloudy, clouded, nebulous, fuzzy, blurry, ill-defined, indistinct, unclear, flowing, fluid

ANTONYMS

sharp

10‘he seduced her with soft words’

SYNONYMS

kind, gentle, mild, sympathetic, soothing, tender, sensitive, affectionate, loving, warm, warm-hearted, sweet, sentimental, mushy, romantic

informal slushy, schmaltzy

ANTONYMS

harsh

11‘many teachers are too soft with their pupils’

SYNONYMS

lenient, easy-going, tolerant, forgiving, forbearing, indulgent, generous, clement, permissive, liberal, lax

tender-hearted, soft-hearted

ANTONYMS

strict

12‘he must be going soft in the head’

SYNONYMS

foolish, stupid, simple, brainless, mindless, witless, imbecilic, imbecile, mad

scatterbrained, feather-brained, giddy, inane, empty-headed, half-witted, slow-witted, weak-minded, feeble-minded

daft, crazy, dotty, scatty, loopy, screwy, dopey, dippy

British divvy, soppy

Northern English Scottish glaikit

South African dof

West Indian dotish

ANTONYMS

sensible