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
informal daft, crazy, dotty, scatty, loopy, screwy, dopey, dippy
British informal divvy, soppy
Scottish, Northern English informal glaikit
South African informal dof
West Indian informal dotish
ANTONYMS

sensible