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1. That which lacks statistical significance–ie, a statistical 'p' value > 0.05, as in 'soft' data or 'soft' risk factors. Cf Fragile data.
2. That which is socially regarded as relatively innocuous, as in 'soft' drugs–eg, nicotine or alcohol where dependence is often considered psychological or.
3. That which is not based on objective data, as in the 'soft' sciences of psychology or sociology.


(sŏft) [AS. softe]
Not hard, firm, or solid.

Patient discussion about soft

Q. Is it healthy to have a soft belly? I do not have a huge belly, but it is round and soft with no muscle tone with a fat layer.

A. The fat is more problematic than the muscle tone, and it's considered as a risk factor for heart diseases and others. Low muscle tone or strength of the muscles of the abdomen may lead to problems like hyperlordosis (lower back that is too curved backward) but these are usually treated, if necessary by strengthening these muscles, so usually it doesn't pose a substantial risk.

Q. For the past 6 months I have been trying to loose weight. For the past 6 months I have been trying to loose weight and I succeeded in that. But I feel to be heavy now. Why did this happened? Or is it just a feel?

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I really believe the myth of Warhol the boy, sickly and soft-spoken. I identify with his hunger and cynicism.
Then there is Nick Chrisie-Blick, soft-spoken Brit, who devotes himself to "picking away at the threads of theories until he finds a detail that unravels the whole thing".
The film finds its soft-spoken Miner in Hollywood stuntman-turned-character-actor Richard Farnsworth and a proto-feminist love interest in photographer Kate Flynn, played by Jackie Burroughs.
"I'm not just looking at Thunder Bay, but all of northwestern Ontario," says soft-spoken Cano, who is starting up a company called Kablaam Productions.
Amgen's blockbuster blood booster Epogen, for instance, was the product of 20 years of slogging work by Eugene Goldwasser, a soft-spoken, unassuming biochemist at the University of Chicago who in 1977 isolated the protein that formed the basis for the drug.
Abigail Hauolinaninohea Chase, a niece, remembered her uncle as a soft-spoken man who enjoyed playing the ukulele.
In an audio tape played for the jury, a soft-spoken Lee Malvo told police he pulled the trigger in all of the sniper attacks that terrified the Washington area.
His crunching tackles, soft-spoken interviews, modesty and pride in playing for his country was an example to all budding sportstars.
Guy Pearce oozes quiet menace overlaid with charm as the soft-spoken leader of a very odd gang of armed robbers, and Rachel Griffiths is splendid as the gangster's moll.
He was a soft-spoken man who always had a twinkle in his eye and a good story to tell, and--if you'll pardon a well-worn cliche--when he spoke, you listened.