Rough and Soft


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Rough adjective – Requiring considerable physical or mental effort.
Usage example: a forensics expert who willingly takes on rough assignments

Soft is an antonym for rough in topics: coarse, harsh, unpleasant, grating, rude.
Nearby Words: roughly, roughness, roughen, roughening, roughed
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Soft adjective – Smooth or delicate in appearance or feel.
Usage example: I like this sweater the best because it is so soft and comfortable

Rough is an antonym for soft in topics: velvety, faint, compassionate, stupid, cushioned.
Nearby Words: soften, softness, softly, softening, softie
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Things that words describes

manner rough manner soft manner
man rough man soft man
part rough part soft part
style rough style soft style
Other nouns: stuff, place, ground, spot, accent, voice, side, version, skin, landing, spots.

Both words in one sentence

  • Creator / Jimmy Fallon Good Is Not Soft: Despite his Nice Guy status, he is not without his rough edges.
  • Deliberately Cute Child In the ensuing conversation, he plays up his cuteness by switching pronouns, using the more soft-spoken "boku" rather than the rough "ore" he ordinarily employs.
  • Manga / Happy Lesson Fumitsuki is also very much so, usually somewhat rough with Chitose, though she only show her soft side the first time on the last episode of the first season.
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