New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: softy · loft · oft · sift · sofa · soot · sort · aloft · croft · shaft
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soft

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1 adjective also GEOL malleable; crumbly; easy to latherbog adj1  c m uthis horse likes it when the going is soft is maith leis an gcapall seo talamh bogit'll get softer after a few days éireoidh sé níos boige tar éis cúpla lá the butter got soft bhog an t-im, d'éirigh an t-im bogsoft rock carraig bhogsoft water uisce bog 2 adjective smoothbog adj1  c m umín adj1  c m ua soft cloth éadach bogsoft surface dromchla mín it was soft to the touch bhí sé bog faoi do lámh, bhí sé mín faoi do lámh
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3 adjective without much forceéadrom adj1  c m uhe laid a soft hand on her shoulder leag sé a lámh ar a gualainn go héadromit was a soft tap cnag éadrom a bhí ann 4 adjective not loudíseal adj1  c m uséimh adj1  c m ua soft voice guth íseal, guth séimhsoft whispering cogarnach ísealsoft music ceol séimh 5 adjective subtle in appearance or on palatebog adj1  c m uséimh adj1  c m uéadrom adj1  c m usoft light solas bogsoft colours dathanna bogaa soft wine fíon bog 6 adjective not clearly definedbog adj1  c m uréidh adj1  c m usoft hills cnoic réidhewhisk the cream into soft peaks gread an t-uachtar go ndéanfaidh tú stuaiceanna boga de 7 adjective informal weakbog adj1  c m ulag adj1  c m utláith adj1  c m uyou've gone soft! tá tú éirithe bog!, níl teacht aniar ar bith fanta ionat! 8 adjective easily affected emotionallybog adj1  c m ucineálta adj3  c m ulách adj  c m uséimh adj1  c m ushe's too soft for that work tá sí róbhog don obair sinhe has a soft heart tá croí bog aige, duine truachroíoch é 9 adjective soothingséimh adj1  c m ucineálta adj3  c m uher words were soft labhair sí go séimh 10 adjective overly lenientbog adj1  c m uréidh adj1  c m uhe's too soft on them tá sé róbhog orthu, tá sé ródheas leo 11 adjective POL not taking hard line the soft left an eite chlé bhogthe party is soft on tax hikes níl seasamh láidir ag an bpáirtí maidir le harduithe cánach 12 adjective easyéasca adj3  c m ufurasta adj3  c m ushe took the soft option roghnaigh sí an bealach éascait was a soft win bua furasta a bhí ann 13 adjective informal foolish, sentimentalshe's going soft in her old age tá pé ciall a bhí aici ag scaipeadh ina seanaois, tá sí ag éirí amaideach de réir mar atá sí ag dul anonn i mbliantahave you gone soft in the head? an bhfuil siabhrán ort?, an bhfuil an ceann caillte ar fad agat?, an bhfuil tú imithe as do mheabhair?, an bhfuil rud éigin mícheart leat? 14 adjective MET balmy bog adj1  c m uéadrom adj1  c m ua soft breeze gaoth éadrom, leoithne ghaoithe, gaoth chineáltasoft rain báisteach bhog, fearthainn bhog, brádána soft day lá bog 15 adjective ECON, FIN likely to fall in valuebog adj1  c m usoft currency airgeadra bog 16 adjective LING of consonantbog adj1  c m usoft consonant consan bog
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17 adverb not loudlyshe spoke soft and low labhair sí go séimh íseal 18 adverb informal foolishlydon't talk soft, you haven't a chance bíodh ciall agat, níl seans agat; ná bí ag caint ráiméise, níl seans agat; caith uait an tseafóid, níl seans agat