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soft spot

  
  
fondness, liking, partiality, weakness  
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soft  
1    creamy, cushioned, cushiony, doughy, elastic, gelatinous, pulpy, quaggy, spongy, squashy, swampy, yielding  
2    bendable, ductile     (of metals)   elastic, flexible, impressible, malleable, mouldable, plastic, pliable, supple, tensile  
3    downy, feathery, fleecy, flowing, fluid, furry, like a baby's bottom     (informal)   rounded, silky, smooth, velvety  
4    balmy, bland, caressing, delicate, diffuse, dim, dimmed, dulcet, faint, gentle, light, low, mellifluous, mellow, melodious, mild, murmured, muted, pale, pastel, pleasing, quiet, restful, shaded, soft-toned, soothing, subdued, sweet, temperate, twilight, understated, whispered  
5    compassionate, gentle, kind, pitying, sensitive, sentimental, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, touchy-feely     (informal)  
6    boneless, easy-going, indulgent, lax, lenient, liberal, overindulgent, permissive, spineless, weak  
7      (informal)   comfortable, cushy     (informal)   easy, easy-peasy     (slang)   undemanding  
8    effeminate, flabby, flaccid, limp, namby-pamby, out of condition, out of training, overindulged, pampered, podgy, weak  
9      (informal)   a bit lacking     (informal)   daft     (informal)   feeble-minded, foolish, silly, simple, soft in the head     (informal)   soppy     (Brit. informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 2    firm, hard, inflexible, rigid, solid, stiff, tough, unyielding  
3    abrasive, coarse, grating, hard, rough  
4    bright, garish, gaudy, glaring, hard, harsh, loud, noisy, strident, unpleasant  
6    austere, harsh, no-nonsense, stern, strict  


soft pedal     
de-emphasize, go easy     (informal)   moderate, play down, tone down  
soft spot     
fondness, liking, partiality, weakness  

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soft

  
  ( softer    comparative)   ( softest    superlative  )
1       adj   Something that is soft is pleasant to touch, and not rough or hard.,   (Antonym: rough)    Regular use of a body lotion will keep the skin soft and supple..., ...warm, soft, white towels.     
  softness      n-uncount  
The sea air robbed her hair of its softness.     
2       adj   Something that is soft changes shape or bends easily when you press it.,   (Antonym: hard, firm)    She lay down on the soft, comfortable bed..., Add enough milk to form a soft dough., ...soft cheese.     
3       adj   Something that has a soft appearance has smooth curves rather than sharp or distinct edges.   (=gentle)     (Antonym: hard)    This is a smart, yet soft and feminine look., ...the soft curves of her body.     
  softly      adv   ADV with v  
She wore a softly tailored suit., ...a fresh, modern hairstyle which has long layers falling softly on the neck.     
4       adj   Something that is soft is very gentle and has no force. For example, a soft sound or voice is quiet and not harsh. A soft light or colour is pleasant to look at because it is not bright.   (=gentle)  
There was a soft tapping on my door..., When he woke again he could hear soft music.     
  softly      adv   ADV with v  
She crossed the softly lit room..., She bent forward and kissed him softly.     
5       adj   If you are softon someone, you do not treat them as strictly or severely as you should do.  
usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ on n     (disapproval, Antonym: hard)    The president says the measure is soft and weak on criminals...     
6       adj   If you say that someone has a softheart, you mean that they are sensitive and sympathetic towards other people.,   (approval, Antonym: hard)    Her rather tough and worldly exterior hides a very soft and sensitive heart.     
7       adj   You use soft to describe a way of life that is easy and involves very little work.   (=easy)     (Antonym: hard)    The regime at Latchmere could be seen as a soft option...     
8       adj   Soft drugs are drugs, such as cannabis, which are illegal but which many people do not consider to be strong or harmful.  
ADJ n  
9       adj   A soft target is a place or person that can easily be attacked.   (=easy)  
Women who carry cash about in the streets, as they very often have to, are a very soft target.     
10       adj   Soft water does not contain much of the mineral calcium and so makes bubbles easily when you use soap.,   (Antonym: hard)   
11    If you have a soft spot for someone or something, you feel a great deal of affection for them or like them a lot.  
have a soft spot for sb             phrase   PHR after v, PHR n  
Terry had a soft spot for me...     
    a soft touch  
    touch  

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n.
The specular reflection of light from the surface of an eye in a photograph visible as a bright white spot on the eye.
The separate lights of the studio flash kit should be positioned so that the portrait exhibits only one catchlight per eye.
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