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ˈsɔf ti, ˈsɒf-soft·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softy, softienoun

    a person who is weak and excessively sentimental


  1. softynoun

    A weak or sentimental person.

  2. softynoun

    Somebody who finds it difficult to scold or punish.

  3. softynoun

    A software expert who is ignorant of the workings of hardware.


  1. softy

    Walter Brown (pejoratively nicknamed "Walter the Softy") is a fictional character that appears in the British comic magazine The Beano. He is the rival and antagonist to Dennis the Menace who is vilified because of his lack of interest in stereotypically masculine activities and attitudes. From his first appearance in 1953, Walter became the target of Dennis' pranks and misbehaviour but would brush it off. Sometime in the 1980s, Walter's characterisation changed after reader backlash and made him a snobbish rich boy foil to his enemies.


  1. softy

    A softy is a person who is gentle, kind, tender-hearted, and easily moved by emotions. They tend to be sympathetic, understanding, and often exhibit a high level of compassion, empathy, or sensitivity. The term can occasionally possess negative connotations, implying that the person is overly emotional, easily manipulated, or lacks strength and resilience.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. softy

    [IBM] Hardware hackers' term for a software expert who is largely ignorant of the mysteries of hardware.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of softy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of softy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of softy in a Sentence

  1. Trita Parsi:

    The idea that Joe Biden is some sort of softy doesn't correspond with many things.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    A extroversive
    B ravening
    C tacky
    D ectomorphic

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