1. plushlike, plushed, squashy, squishy, mushy, spongy; pulpy, pulpal, pulpous, pulplike, pul-paceous, overripe, overmature; pappy, paplike, mashed, softened; thin, watery, runny, liquid; loamy, friable, crumbly; marshy, paludal, boggy, swampy, quaggy, miry, slimy; doughy, pasty, starchy, Inf. gooey; fleshy, flabby, fat.
2. pliable, pliant, malleable, ductile, flexible, flexile, flexuous, bendable; extensile, extensible, tractile, tractable, stretchable; plastic, shapable, moldable, fictile, lithe, supple; jellylike, gelatinous, semiliquid; limp, flaccid, unfirm, slack, unstiff, unstiffened, unstarched, starchless, Both Dial. limpsy, limsey; flimsy, unsound, unstable, unsubstantial, rickety, jerry-built.
3. smooth, silky, silken, silklike, satiny, velvety, creamy, like a baby's bottom; agreeable to the touch, touchable, kissable; fuzzy, downy, fleecy, furry.
4. comfortable, Inf. comfy, commodious, snug, cozy, warm, Inf. homey; relaxing, restful, reposeful; peaceful, pacific, irenic, tranquil, sedative, sleepinduc-ing; soothing, calm, low-key, laid back; pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, agreeable, favorable, not hard to get used to, easy to take; heavenly, exquisite, delightful, enjoyable, gratifying, welcome, ingratiating, inviting, attractive; lenitive, palliative, alleviative, mit-igative, assuasive, healing, balsamic, demulcent.
5. subdued, mellow, muted, understated; low, faint, quiet; (of sound) whispered, murmured, hushed, stifled, inaudible, imperceptible; (of music) easy-listening, dinner, turned down; melodious, mellifluous, dulcet, sweet; (of color) pale, pastel, light; dusty, grayish, soft-toned; matte, mat, dull; (of light) diffuse, indirect, low intensity, on the low beam; dim, dimmed, turned low, shaded.
6.(of lines) curvilinear, curvilineal, rounded, curved, curvaceous; loose, flowing, fluid; blended, shaded, blurred, blurry; bleary, bleared, fuzzy, hazy, foggy, adumbrated, obscure, indistinct, ill-defined, unclear, vague, ambiguous.
7. gentle, light, calm, zephyr-like, slight; mild, fair, moderate, temperate, genial, even; balmy, springlike, halcyon, halcyonian, warm, summery, estival.
8. lenient, clement, humane, merciful, reasonable; forgiving, pardoning, tolerant, forbearing, restrained; indulgent, permissive, liberal, lax, loose, nondiscipli-nary; amenable, obliging, compliant, capitulative, acquiescent, yielding, giving in, submissive, deferential, meek, docile, tame.
9. sensitive, tender, gentle, sweet, mild as a dove, gentle as a lamb or kitten, even-tempered, equable; gentle-hearted, kind-hearted, benign, kind, kindly, nice, gracious, Fr. gentil; tender-hearted, affectionate, warm, loving; compassionate, sympathetic, sympathizing, understanding, considerate, responsive, commiserative; pitying, piteous, ruthful, bleeding-heart.
10. sentimental, romantic, emotional; maudlin, mawkish, mushy, slushy; teary, weepy, lachrymose, Inf. drippy, Brit. Sl. soppy, Sl. schmaltzy; flowery, sweet, sickening, cloying; pathetic, poignant, doe-eyed, calf-eyed.
11. delicate, fragile, untough, unhardened; dainty, unvirile, unmanful, unmannish, sissyish, petticoat, effeminate, femine, womanish, muliebral; nonmuscular, puny, wispy, slight, skinny, thin; frail, weak, weakly, faint, feeble, unfit, out of condition or shape; enfeebled, sickly, infirm, debilitated, shaky, Scot. shil-pit; thin-skinned, super-sensitive, babyish, puerile, childish, sniveling, blubbering; sinewless, pithless, namby-pamby, spineless, nerveless, characterless, Sl. gutless; weak-kneed, wishy-washy, chicken-hearted, lily-livered, timid, timorous, Sl. chicken, Sl. candy-assed; impotent, powerless, impuissant, helpless, strengthless, ineffective.
12.Informal. easy, simple, easy or simple as pie, easy or simple as 1, 2, 3; a pushover, a piece of cake, Inf. a snap, Sl. a cinch, Sl. cinchy, Sl. cushy, Sl. a breeze, Sl. a picnic, Sl. duck soup, Sl. child's play, Sl. no sweat; easygoing, leisurely, of leisure, relaxed; carefree, untroubled, unplagued, rosy, rose-colored, sunny; affluent, luxurious, plush, prosperous, well-to-do, of the rich, Park Avenue.

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