- adj. 柔软的；柔和的；温和的；不强烈的；轻的
- adv. 柔软地；温和地
- n. 柔软的东西
- 软的; 细嫩的 not firm against pressure; not hard or stiff
- (声音)温柔的,轻柔的 quiet; not making much noise; not loud
- (颜色、光线)柔和的 restful and pleasant to the senses
- 温和的,和蔼的 gentle; too kind
- 不含酒精的 containing no alcohol
- 柔弱的,娇嫩的 weak, flabby
yielding readily to pressure or weight
compassionate and kind; conciliatory;
"he was soft on his children"
(of sound) relatively low in volume;
"a baby's delicate skin"
produced with vibration of the vocal cords;
"a frequently voiced opinion"
"voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'"
not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons);
used chiefly as a direction or description in music;
"the piano passages in the composition"
(of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
(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')
(of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value;
"the market for computers is soft"
using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation;
"the soft sciences"
tolerant or lenient;
"indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"
"too soft on the children"
"they are soft on crime"
soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe;
"a gentle reprimand"
"a vein of gentle irony"
"poked gentle fun at him"
having little impact;
"an easy pat on the shoulder"
"a gentle breeze"
"a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance;
"he was too soft for the army"
"flabby around the middle"
willing to negotiate and compromise
not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship;
"what a cushy job!"
"the easygoing life of a parttime consultant"
"a soft job"
mild and pleasant;
"balmy days and nights"
"the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"
"a soft breeze"
not brilliant or glaring;
"the moon cast soft shadows"
"soft pastel colors"
in a relaxed manner; or without hardship;
"just wanted to take it easy"
- The new leaves in springtime have a soft touch.
- It's very comfortable to step on the soft ground in the spring.
- The room was flooded with soft light.
- The soft breeze stirs the leaves.
- His soft words contained an undertone of warning.
- He is soft on his students.
- His voice was soft and I lost some of his words.
- He comforted his back with something soft.
- The new leaves in springtime have a soft touch.
- A snail is a small plant-eating creature with a soft body.
- When indoors, he takes off his shoes and puts on a pair of soft slippers.
- It's a soft bed.
- Here they found eleven to thirteen metres of soft cozy sand.
- If you cross soft wheat with hard wheat you can produce flour suitable for making bread.
- “It's nice,”she fingered the soft leather.
- Copper is a soft metal.
- A soft breeze kissed her hair and she felt very comfortable.
- A soft wind kissed the tree tops.
- We padded the box with soft cloth.
- Her soft words settled his agitated mind.
- This is a soft slope.
- They didn't agree with this soft idea.
- When he heard the soft knock, he ceased writing.
- I don't care much about soft music.
- I care for soft music.
- I felt charmed with the soft music of birds.
- Such a soft breeze compelled your canvas.
- We decorated the Christmas tree with glass balls and soft lights.
- Just as I entered the house, all the soft lights came on.
- Cocacola is a soft drink.
- Baby has soft skin.
- He sent back the play with soft words.
- I aim to finish up this soft job.
- They allocated him to this soft job.
- John announced that he had found a soft job.
- The soft days alternate with fine days.
- The lovers walked in the soft rain.
- Why the people blame the soft weather?
- How do you amuse yourself in soft weather?
- Since then I have had a soft spot for Persian horses.
- I have a soft spot for people from my hometown.
- Pine wood is softer than oak.
- Her voice is very soft.
- Kids are getting soft these days.
- Don't be so soft, there's nothing to be afraid of.
- He has been soft on her for years.
- The problem of terrorism is so serious that no politician can afford to appear soft on it.
- You are too soft with him.
- The teacher is too soft with his class; they're out of control.
- soft drink 软饮料
- soft heart 软心肠
- soft landing 软着陆
- soft nature 温和的性情
- soft science 软科学
- soft smile 温柔的微笑
- soft spirit 温和的性情
- soft water 软水
- soft wind 和风
Isabel..gave the soft of my arm a vicious pinch.出自： W. S. Maugham
Joy could he from Night's soft presence glean.出自： Byron
Now murm'ring soft, now roaring.出自： W. Cowper
By the bed-side..soft he set A table.出自： Keats
- soft, gentle, mild
- 1.用于人时, gentle指温和的举动,出于自我克制或对方的体贴; mild则指出于本性; soft指人的性情是温和的、宽厚的、心肠软的、婉转的。例如:
- The boy has gentle spirit.那男孩举止文雅。
- He has too mild a nature to lose his temper.他性情温和,不会发脾气。
- I think the courts are too soft with these young offenders.我认为法院对这些犯法的年轻人太宽厚了。
- 2.用于物时, gentle可指事物运动变化的缓和; mild指适度、祥和,给人愉快的感觉; soft可指事物的表面的柔软、光滑或声音的温和、较低的等。例如:
- A warm, gentle breeze was coming from the sea.海面吹来一阵柔和的暖风。
- His eyes were no longer mild but glittered with a suppressed fury.他的目光不再温和,而是迸射出压抑的怒火。
- The fur was as soft as velvet.这毛皮有如天鹅绒般软滑。
误 The muffins are soft and tasty,I like them very much.
正 The muffins are spongy and tasty,I like them very much.
析 糕饼的“松软”应该用 spongy,意思是“像海绵一样有孔的,富有弹性的”。soft 一般指手感,与 hard 相对应。
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的softe，意为轻柔的。