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Soft vs. Warm

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Softadjective

Easily giving way under pressure.

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

Warmadjective

Having a temperature slightly higher than usual, but still pleasant; mildly hot.

‘The tea is still warm.’; ‘This is a very warm room.’;

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’;

Warmadjective

Caring and friendly, of relations to another person.

‘We have a warm friendship.’;

Softadjective

(of a sound) Quiet.

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

Warmadjective

Having a color in the red-orange-yellow part of the visible electromagnetic spectrum.

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Softadjective

Gentle.

‘There was a soft breeze blowing.’;

Warmadjective

Close, often used in the context of a game in which "warm" and "cold" are used to indicate nearness to the goal.

Softadjective

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

‘soft eyes’;

Warmadjective

Fresh, of a scent; still able to be traced.

Softadjective

Gentle in action or motion; easy.

Warmadjective

(figurative) Communicating a sense of comfort, ease, or pleasantness

‘a warm piano sound’;

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Softadjective

Weak in character; impressible.

Warmadjective

(archaic) Ardent, zealous.

‘a warm debate, with strong words exchanged’;

Softadjective

Requiring little or no effort; easy.

Warmadjective

Well off as to property, or in good circumstances; rich.

Softadjective

Not bright or intense.

‘soft lighting’;

Warmadjective

(archaic) Requiring arduous effort.

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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.’;

Warmverb

(transitive) To make or keep warm.

Softadjective

(linguistics) Voiced; sonant.

Warmverb

(intransitive) To become warm, to heat up.

‘My socks are warming by the fire.’; ‘The earth soon warms on a clear summer day.’;

Softadjective

voiceless

Warmverb

(intransitive) To favour increasingly.

‘He is warming to the idea.’; ‘Her classmates are gradually warming to her.’;

Softadjective

palatalized

Warmverb

(intransitive) To become ardent or animated.

‘The speaker warms as he proceeds.’;

Softadjective

(slang) Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.

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

Warmverb

(transitive) To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal in; to enliven.

Softadjective

(of water) Low in dissolved calcium compounds.

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

Warmverb

To beat or spank.

Softadjective

Foolish.

Warmnoun

(colloquial) The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a heating.

‘Shall I give your coffee a warm in the microwave?’;

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)

Warmadjective

Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk.

‘Warm and still is the summer night.’;

Softadjective

(of a person) Physically or emotionally weak.

Warmadjective

Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.

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.’;

Warmadjective

Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt.

Softadjective

Effeminate.

Warmadjective

Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable.

‘Mirth, and youth, and warm desire!’; ‘Each warm wish springs mutual from the heart.’; ‘They say he's warm man and does not care to be mad mouths at.’; ‘I had been none of the warmest of partisans.’;

Softadjective

Agreeable to the senses.

‘a soft liniment’; ‘soft wines’;

Warmadjective

Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate.

‘Welcome, daylight; we shall have warm work on't.’;

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’;

Warmadjective

Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich.

‘Warm householders, every one of them.’; ‘You shall have a draft upon him, payable at sight: and let me tell you he as warm a man as any within five miles round him.’;

Softinterjection

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

Warmadjective

In children's games, being near the object sought for; hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing, or fact concealed.

‘Here, indeed, young Mr. Dowse was getting "warm," children say at blindman's buff.’;

Softadverb

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

Warmadjective

Having yellow or red for a basis, or in their composition; - said of colors, and opposed to cold which is of blue and its compounds.

Softnoun

A soft or foolish person; an idiot.

Warmverb

To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment.

‘Then shall it [an ash tree] be for a man to burn; for he will take thereof and warm himself.’; ‘Enough to warm, but not enough to burn.’;

Softnoun

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

Warmverb

To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven.

‘I formerly warmed my head with reading controversial writings.’; ‘Bright hopes, that erst bosom warmed.’;

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.

Warmverb

To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon warms in a clear day summer.

‘There shall not be a coal to warm at.’;

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.’;

Warmverb

To become ardent or animated; as, the speake warms as he proceeds.

Softadjective

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

Warmnoun

The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating.

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.’;

Warmverb

get warm or warmer;

‘The soup warmed slowly on the stove’;

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?’;

Warmverb

make warm or warmer;

‘The blanket will warm you’;

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.’;

Warmadjective

having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat;

‘a warm body’; ‘a warm room’; ‘a warm climate’; ‘a warm coat’;

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.’;

Warmadjective

psychologically warm; friendly and responsive;

‘a warm greeting’; ‘a warm personality’; ‘warm support’;

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.’;

Warmadjective

(color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows;

‘warm reds and yellows and orange’;

Softadjective

Gentle in action or motion; easy.

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

Warmadjective

having or displaying warmth or affection;

‘affectionate children’; ‘caring parents’; ‘a fond embrace’; ‘fond of his nephew’; ‘a tender glance’; ‘a warm embrace’;

Softadjective

Weak in character; impressible.

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

Warmadjective

freshly made or left;

‘a warm trail’; ‘the scent is warm’;

Softadjective

Somewhat weak in intellect.

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

Warmadjective

easily aroused or excited;

‘a quick temper’; ‘a warm temper’;

Softadjective

Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers.

Warmadjective

characterized by strong enthusiasm;

‘ardent revolutionaries’; ‘warm support’;

Softadjective

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

Warmadjective

characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement;

‘a warm debate’;

Softadjective

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

Warmadjective

uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble;

‘made things warm for the bookies’;

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.

Warmadjective

of a seeker; near to the object sought;

‘you're getting warm’; ‘hot on the trail’;

Softnoun

A soft or foolish person; an idiot.

Warmadverb

in a warm manner;

‘warmly dressed’; ‘warm-clad skiers’;

Softadverb

Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.

‘A knight soft riding toward them.’;

Warmadjective

of or at a fairly or comfortably high temperature

‘I walked quickly to keep warm’; ‘a warm September evening’;

Softinterjection

Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.

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

Warmadjective

(of clothes or coverings) made of a material that helps the body to retain heat

‘a warm winter coat’;

Softadjective

lacking in hardness relatively or comparatively

Warmadjective

(of a soil) quick to absorb heat or retaining heat.

Softadjective

metaphorically soft;

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

Warmadjective

having or showing enthusiasm, affection, or kindness

‘they exchanged warm, friendly smiles’; ‘a warm welcome’;

Softadjective

of sound; relatively low in volume;

‘soft voices’; ‘soft music’;

Warmadjective

characterized by lively or heated disagreement

‘a warm debate arose’;

Softadjective

easily hurt;

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

Warmadjective

sexually explicit or titillating

‘if there is anything a little too warm in the play, it can easily be left out’;

Softadjective

used chiefly as a direction or description in music;

‘the piano passages in the composition’;

Warmadjective

(of a colour) containing red, yellow, or orange tones

‘her fair colouring suited soft, warm shades’;

Softadjective

used of beverages; not containing alcohol;

‘nonalcoholic beverages’; ‘soft drinks’;

Warmadjective

(of a scent or trail) fresh; strong.

Softadjective

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

Warmadjective

(especially in children's games) close to discovering something or guessing the correct answer

‘we're getting warmer, sir’;

Softadjective

tolerant or lenient;

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

Warmverb

make or become warm

‘the film warmed our hearts’; ‘it's a bit chilly in here, but it'll soon warm up’; ‘I stamped my feet to warm them up’;

Softadjective

having little impact;

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

Warmverb

spank (someone's buttocks)

‘I'll warm your bum if you don't come here this instant’;

Softadjective

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

‘what a cushy job!’; ‘a soft job’;

Warmnoun

a warm place or area

‘stay in the warm, I've made up the fire for you’;

Softadverb

in a relaxed manner; or without hardship;

‘just wanted to take it easy’;

Warmnoun

an act of warming something or oneself

‘he had a cup of tea and a warm by the kitchen range’;

Softadjective

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

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

Warmnoun

short for British warm

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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