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Sensible vs. Soft

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Sensibleadjective

Perceptible by the senses.

Softadjective

Easily giving way under pressure.

‘My head sank easily into the soft pillow.’;

Sensibleadjective

Easily perceived; appreciable.

Softadjective

(of cloth or similar material) Smooth and flexible; not rough, rugged, or harsh.

‘Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching.’; ‘soft silk; a soft skin’;

Sensibleadjective

(archaic) Able to feel or perceive.

Softadjective

(of a sound) Quiet.

‘I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees.’;

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Sensibleadjective

(archaic) Liable to external impression; easily affected; sensitive.

‘a sensible thermometer’;

Softadjective

Gentle.

‘There was a soft breeze blowing.’;

Sensibleadjective

Of or pertaining to the senses; sensory.

Softadjective

Expressing gentleness or tenderness; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind.

‘soft eyes’;

Sensibleadjective

(archaic) Cognizant; having the perception of something; aware of something.

Softadjective

Gentle in action or motion; easy.

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Sensibleadjective

Acting with or showing good sense; able to make good judgements based on reason.

Softadjective

Weak in character; impressible.

Sensibleadjective

Characterized more by usefulness or practicality than by fashionableness, especially of clothing.

Softadjective

Requiring little or no effort; easy.

Sensiblenoun

(obsolete) Sensation; sensibility.

Softadjective

Not bright or intense.

‘soft lighting’;

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Sensiblenoun

(obsolete) That which impresses itself on the senses; anything perceptible.

Softadjective

Having a slight angle from straight.

‘At the intersection with two roads going left, take the soft left.’; ‘It's important to dance on soft knees to avoid injury.’;

Sensiblenoun

(obsolete) That which has sensibility; a sensitive being.

Softadjective

(linguistics) Voiced; sonant.

Sensibleadjective

Capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible to the mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or understanding; heat; sensible resistance.

‘Air is sensible to the touch by its motion.’; ‘The disgrace was more sensible than the pain.’; ‘Any very sensible effect upon the prices of things.’;

Softadjective

voiceless

Sensibleadjective

Having the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; capable of perceiving by the instrumentality of the proper organs; liable to be affected physsically or mentally; impressible.

‘Would your cambric were sensible as your finger.’;

Softadjective

palatalized

Sensibleadjective

Hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected; having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also, readily moved or affected by natural agents; delicate; as, a sensible thermometer.

Softadjective

(slang) Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.

‘When it comes to drinking, he is as soft as they come.’;

Sensibleadjective

Perceiving or having perception, either by the senses or the mind; cognizant; perceiving so clearly as to be convinced; satisfied; persuaded.

‘He [man] can not think at any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible of it.’; ‘They are now sensible it would have been better to comply than to refuse.’;

Softadjective

(of water) Low in dissolved calcium compounds.

‘You won't need as much soap, as the water here is very soft.’;

Sensibleadjective

Having moral perception; capable of being affected by moral good or evil.

Softadjective

Foolish.

Sensibleadjective

Possessing or containing sense or reason; giftedwith, or characterized by, good or common sense; intelligent; wise.

‘Now a sensible man, by and by a fool.’;

Softadjective

(physics) Of a ferromagnetic material; a material that becomes essentially non magnetic when an external magnetic field is removed, a material with a low magnetic coercivity. (compare hard)

Sensiblenoun

Sensation; sensibility.

Softadjective

(of a person) Physically or emotionally weak.

Sensiblenoun

That which impresses itself on the sense; anything perceptible.

‘Aristotle distinguished sensibles into common and proper.’;

Softadjective

Incomplete, or temporary; not a full action.

‘The admin imposed a soft block/ban on the user or a soft lock on the article.’;

Sensiblenoun

That which has sensibility; a sensitive being.

‘This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but even to vegetals and sensibles.’;

Softadjective

Effeminate.

Sensibleadjective

showing reason or sound judgment;

‘a sensible choice’; ‘a sensible person’;

Softadjective

Agreeable to the senses.

‘a soft liniment’; ‘soft wines’;

Sensibleadjective

able to feel or perceive;

‘even amoeba are sensible creatures’; ‘the more sensible p{ enveloping(a), shrouding(a), concealing,& (concealing by enclosing or wrapping as if in something that is not solid;’; ‘;’; ‘) }arts of the skin’;

Softadjective

Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring or jagged; pleasing to the eye.

‘soft colours’; ‘the soft outline of the snow-covered hill’;

Sensibleadjective

acting with or showing thought and good sense;

‘a sensible young man’;

Softinterjection

(archaic) Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.

Sensibleadjective

marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters;

‘judicious use of one's money’; ‘a sensible manager’; ‘a wise decision’;

Softadverb

(obsolete) Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.

Sensibleadjective

readily perceived by the senses;

‘the sensible universe’; ‘a sensible odor’;

Softnoun

A soft or foolish person; an idiot.

Sensibleadjective

aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed;

‘made sensible of his mistakes’; ‘I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling’; ‘sensible that a good deal more is still to be done’;

Softnoun

(motorsports) soft tyre A tyre whose compound is softer than mediums, and harder than supersofts.

Sensibleadjective

proceeding from good sense or judgment;

‘a sensible choice’;

Softadjective

Easily yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or cut; not firm in resisting; impressible; yielding; also, malleable; - opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a soft peach; soft earth; soft wood or metal.

Softadjective

Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin.

‘They that wear soft clothing are in king's houses.’;

Softadjective

Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines.

Softadjective

Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring; pleasing to the eye; not exciting by intensity of color or violent contrast; as, soft hues or tints.

‘The sun, shining upon the upper part of the clouds . . . made the softest lights imaginable.’;

Softadjective

Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.

‘Her voice was ever soft,Gentle, and low, - an excellent thing in woman.’; ‘Soft were my numbers; who could take offense?’;

Softadjective

Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind.

‘I would to God my heart were flint, like Edward's;Or Edward's soft and pitiful, like mine.’; ‘The meek or soft shall inherit the earth.’;

Softadjective

Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.

‘A soft answer turneth away wrath.’; ‘A face with gladness overspread,Soft smiles, by human kindness bred.’;

Softadjective

Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.

‘A longing after sensual pleasures is a dissolution of the spirit of a man, and makes it loose, soft, and wandering.’;

Softadjective

Gentle in action or motion; easy.

‘On her soft axle, white she paces even,And bears thee soft with the smooth air along.’;

Softadjective

Weak in character; impressible.

‘The deceiver soon found this soft place of Adam's.’;

Softadjective

Somewhat weak in intellect.

‘He made soft fellows stark noddies, and such as were foolish quite mad.’;

Softadjective

Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers.

Softadjective

Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines.

Softadjective

Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing.

Softadjective

Applied to a palatal, a sibilant, or a dental consonant (as g in gem, c in cent, etc.) as distinguished from a guttural mute (as g in go, c in cone, etc.); - opposed to hard.

Softnoun

A soft or foolish person; an idiot.

Softadverb

Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.

‘A knight soft riding toward them.’;

Softinterjection

Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.

‘Soft, you; a word or two before you go.’;

Softadjective

lacking in hardness relatively or comparatively

Softadjective

metaphorically soft;

‘my father is a soft touch’; ‘soft light’; ‘a soft rain’; ‘a soft Southern drawl’; ‘soft brown eyes’; ‘a soft glance’;

Softadjective

of sound; relatively low in volume;

‘soft voices’; ‘soft music’;

Softadjective

easily hurt;

‘soft hands’; ‘a baby's delicate skin’;

Softadjective

used chiefly as a direction or description in music;

‘the piano passages in the composition’;

Softadjective

used of beverages; not containing alcohol;

‘nonalcoholic beverages’; ‘soft drinks’;

Softadjective

of speech sounds; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')

Softadjective

tolerant or lenient;

‘indulgent parents risk spoiling their children’; ‘procedures are lax and discipline is weak’; ‘too soft on the children’;

Softadjective

having little impact;

‘an easy pat on the shoulder’; ‘gentle rain’; ‘a gentle breeze’; ‘a soft (or light) tapping at the window’;

Softadjective

not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship;

‘what a cushy job!’; ‘a soft job’;

Softadverb

in a relaxed manner; or without hardship;

‘just wanted to take it easy’;

Softadjective

easy to mould, cut, compress, or fold; not hard or firm to the touch

‘the ground was soft beneath their feet’; ‘soft margarine’;

Softadjective

having a smooth surface or texture; not rough or coarse

‘her hair felt very soft’; ‘soft crushed velvet’;

Softadjective

having a pleasing quality involving a subtle effect or contrast rather than sharp definition

‘the moon's pale light cast soft shadows’; ‘the soft glow of the lamps’;

Softadjective

(of a voice or sound) quiet and gentle

‘they spoke in soft whispers’;

Softadjective

not strong or violent

‘a soft breeze rustled the trees’;

Softadjective

(of the weather) rainy, moist, or thawing.

Softadjective

sympathetic, lenient, or compassionate, especially to a degree perceived as excessive; not strict or sufficiently strict

‘Julia's soft heart was touched by his grief’; ‘the government is not becoming soft on crime’;

Softadjective

(of words or language) not harsh or angry; conciliatory; soothing

‘he was no good with soft words, gentle phrases’;

Softadjective

willing to compromise in political matters

‘candidates ranging from far right to soft left’;

Softadjective

(of a person) weak and lacking courage

‘soft southerners’;

Softadjective

(of a job or way of life) requiring little effort.

Softadjective

(of a drink) not alcoholic.

Softadjective

(of a drug) not likely to cause addiction.

Softadjective

(of radiation) having little penetrating power.

Softadjective

(of a detergent) biodegradable.

Softadjective

(of pornography) suggestive or erotic but not explicit.

Softadjective

(of a market, currency, or commodity) falling or likely to fall in value

‘now a new factor looms: soft oil prices’; ‘the rouble, so soft that it buys nothing worth having’;

Softadjective

(of water) containing relatively low concentrations of dissolved calcium and magnesium salts and therefore lathering easily with soap

‘you use only half as much soap when you clean with soft water’;

Softadjective

foolish; silly

‘he must be going soft in the head’;

Softadjective

infatuated with

‘was Brendan soft on her?’;

Softadjective

(of a consonant) pronounced as a fricative (as c in ice).

Softadverb

in a quiet or gentle way

‘I can just speak soft and she'll hear me’;

Softadverb

in a weak or foolish way

‘don't talk soft’;

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