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[sawf-tish, sof-] /ˈsɔf tɪʃ, ˈsɒf-/
somewhat or relatively soft.
Origin of softish
1580-90; soft + -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The grass here was dead and softish, and the wind blowing off the snowy range on the west didn't get106 in.

    Pluck on the Long Trail Edwin L. Sabin
  • There was a softish sandy spot in advance of it, into which one of the front wheels plunged.

    The Settler and the Savage R.M. Ballantyne
  • The soil is a pale yellow loam, looking like brick earth, but rather sandy; but the bottom is a softish stone.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • Wombwell Rattler, a rattling good one with a softish coat who sired Mr. Offerman's well known crack Ch.

    The Airedale Williams Haynes
  • Her hair was dark, but a softish brown, not black, and her skin was fair.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • Apart from the inevitable Smollett exaggeration, a better portrait of a softish young attorney could hardly be painted.

  • She had a softish laughing look in her eyes that made the lads wild for her.

    The Path of the King John Buchan
  • All the envelopes were of softish Manila paper varying in grade and hue, under one-cent stamps.

    Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • “It has a softish feel,” said the Kentuckian, as he drew his hand across one of the projecting points.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • Then Mr. Polly took to evading him, and Hinks ceased to conceal his opinion that Mr. Polly was in reality a softish sort of flat.

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