1.Definition: (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
"The market for computers is soft"
2.Definition: (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
3.Definition: (of sound) relatively low in volume
"Soft voices", "Soft music"
4.Definition: (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
5.Definition: (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) soft; in a quiet, subdued tone
6.Definition: compassionate and kind; conciliatory
"He was soft on his children"
7.Definition: easily hurt
8.Definition: having little impact
"A soft (or light) tapping at the window"
10.Definition: not brilliant or glaring
"The moon cast soft shadows", "Soft pastel colors"
11.Definition: not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
"A soft job"
12.Definition: not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
13.Definition: out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
"He was too soft for the army"
15.Definition: soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
16.Definition: tolerant or lenient
"Too soft on the children", "They are soft on crime"
17.Definition: using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
"Soft data", "The soft sciences"
18.Definition: willing to negotiate and compromise
19.Definition: yielding readily to pressure or weight