1. soft touch a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
  2. soft coal rich in tarry hydrocarbons
  3. soft roll yeast-raised roll with a soft crust
  4. soft pedal a pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound
  5. soft water water that is not hard
  6. soft sell suggestive or persuasive advertising
  7. soft diet a diet that does not require chewing
  8. soft tick tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
  9. soft-pedal play down or obscure
  10. softheaded foolish; totally unsound
  11. softball a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
  12. soft wheat wheat with soft starch kernels used in pastry and breakfast cereals
  13. sum total the final aggregate
  14. softwood wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
  15. soft money political contributions made in such a way as to avoid the United States regulations for federal election campaigns (as by contributions to a political action committee)
  16. soft-witted lacking sense or understanding or judgment
  17. soft goods textiles or clothing and related merchandise
  18. soft scale an insect active in all stages
  19. soft roe fish sperm or sperm-filled reproductive gland
  20. softly with little weight or force