Firm and Soft


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Firm adjective – Having a consistency that does not easily yield to pressure.
Usage example: cold butter that was too firm to spread

Soft is an antonym for firm in topics: hard, inflexible, unalterable, stable.
Nearby Words: firming, firmness, firmly, firmed
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Soft adjective – Giving easily to the touch.
Usage example: soft mattresses make it very easy to fall asleep, but they have a tendency to get lumpy

Firm is an antonym for soft in topics: yielding, faint, compassionate, stupid, elastic.
Nearby Words: soften, softness, softly, softening, softie
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touch firm touch soft touch
manner firm manner soft manner
part firm part soft part
body firm body soft body
Other nouns: place, ground, tone.

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / Horse Racing Likewise on a turf course, the condition may be "firm," "soft," or "yielding."
  • Waters is a traveling salesman for Brotherhood, the soft drinks firm last seen when Lord Peter Wimsey forgot he was under an alias and pwned the Brotherhood employees' cricket team in Murder Must Advertise.
  • Logo Joke On the 2009 version of The Firm, the shield glows neon colors and the fanfare is replaced by Soft Cell's "Tainted Love".
    Source: Logo Joke
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Soft or Firm. 2016. Accessed April 12, 2021.

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