- Antonyms of SOFT
complex, complicated, intricate, coarse, difficult, firm, hard, harsh, healthy, heavy, inflexible, intelligent, intolerant, loud, rigid, rough, severe, smart, stern, stiff, strict, strong, unyielding, bitter, bright, sharp, violent, able-bodied, abrasive, abstruse, acute, adamantine, al dente, alcoholic, antagonistic, apt, arduous, astute, athletic, beefy, big, bitter, blaring, blasting, bleak, blustering, blustery, booming, brainy, brawny, brazen, breezy, bright, brilliant, broken, bumpy, burdensome, calculating, calculative, capable, case-hardened, caustic, cerebral, clamorous, clangorous, clarion, clear, clever, cloudy, coarse, competent, complex, complicated, compressed, concentrated, condensed, conniving, corneous, courageous, crafty, crashing, cunning, deafening, demanding, determined, difficult, dirty, discerning, discordant, dismal, earsplitting, earthshaking, educated, energetic, erect, erudite, ethical, exacting, exhausting, exquisite, fast, fierce, firm, fit, foggy, forceful, forcible, formidable, forte, fortified, foul, foxy, gloomy, good, grainy, granitelike, granitic, granular, grating, gray, grim, gritty, grueling, gruff, gusty, hale, hard, hard-boiled, hardened, hardy, harsh, hazy, healthy, heavy, heavy-handed, herculean, highbrow, hornlike, husky, inclement, inelastic, inflexible, informed, ingenious, inhospitable, insightful, intellectual, intelligent, intemperate, intense, intolerant, intricate, inured, invigorated, involved, irregular, irritating, jagged, judicious, keen, knotty, knowing, knowledgeable, labored, laborious, learned, literate, logical, loud, loud-mouthed, loud-voiced, lumpy, lusty, mettlesome, mighty, misty, moral, murderous, muscular, nasty, nimble, noisy, obstreperous, onerous, oppressive, overcast, painful, pebbly, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, petrous, piercing, pitiless, plangent, powerful, principled, problematic, prudent, quantitative, quick, quick-witted, ragged, rainy, rational, raucous, raw, reasonable, recondite, recovering, red-blooded, resistant, resolute, resounding, resourceful, right, righteous, rigid, ringing, rip-roaring, rising, roaring, robust, rock, rocklike, rough, roughened, rude, rugged, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient, savage, savvy, scathing, scheming, scholarly, schooled, scraggy, scratchy, semihard, sensible, set, severe, sharp, shattering, shouted, showery, shrewd, shrill, sinewy, skilled, smart, solid, sonorous, sound, squally, squealing, stalwart, steely, stentorian, stern, stiff, stiffened, stonelike, stony, stormy, stout, stouthearted, strapping, strengthened, strenuous, stressful, strict, strident, strong, sturdy, substantial, sunless, taxing, tempered, tense, thinking, thundering, thunderous, thundery, toilsome, tough, toughened, trained, troublesome, tumid, tyrannical, unbending, uncharitable, uncomfortable, uncompromising, unforgiving, ungentle, uninviting, unpermissive, unpleasant, unrelenting, unyielding, upright, valid, velar, vigorous, violent, virile, virtuous, vocal, vociferous, well-read, wily, windy, wise, woody, yelled, Abrading, Backboned, Dinning, Energized, Indurated, Overloud, Recuperating, Roughening, Sharp-witted, Toilful, Vitalized, Compacted, Convalescing, hyperintelligent, supersmart, ultrasmart.
- Examples of usage:
- There was a strange, soft light in her eyes as she came to go. - "Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
- He had only to say " dear Mary," and those soft eyes would be turned to the ground and the battle would be won. - "The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
- Now, Ethel, Ethel, you soft little fool- you're only twenty- five, you know. - "His Second Wife" by Ernest Poole