The difference between Abrasive and Soft

When used as nouns, abrasive means a substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing, whereas soft means a soft or foolish person.

When used as adjectives, abrasive means producing abrasion, whereas soft means easily giving way under pressure.

Soft is also interjection with the meaning: be quiet.

Soft is also adverb with the meaning: softly.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrasive and Soft

  1. Abrasive as an adjective:

    Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface.

  2. Abrasive as an adjective:

    Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition; causing irritation.


    "An abrasive person can grate on one's sensibilities."

    "Despite her proper upbringing, we found her manners to be terribly abrasive."

  1. Abrasive as a noun:

    A substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing.

  2. Abrasive as a noun (geology):

    Rock fragments, sand grains, mineral particles, used by water, wind, and ice to abrade a land surface.

  1. Soft as an adjective:

    Easily giving way under pressure.


    "My head sank easily into the soft pillow."

  2. Soft as an adjective (of cloth or similar material):

    Smooth and flexible; not rough, rugged, or harsh.


    "Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching."

    "soft silk; a soft skin"

  3. Soft as an adjective (of a sound):



    "I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees."

  4. Soft as an adjective:



    "There was a soft breeze blowing."

  5. Soft as an adjective:

    Expressing gentleness or tenderness; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind.


    "soft eyes"

  6. Soft as an adjective:

    Gentle in action or motion; easy.

  7. Soft as an adjective:

    Weak in character; impressible.

  8. Soft as an adjective:

    Requiring little or no effort; easy.

  9. Soft as an adjective:

    Not bright or intense.


    "soft lighting"

  10. Soft as an adjective:

    Having a slight angle from straight.


    "At the intersection with two roads going left, take the soft left."

    "It's important to dance on soft knees to avoid injury."

  11. Soft as an adjective (linguistics):

    Voiced; sonant.

  12. Soft as an adjective (linguistics, rare):


  13. Soft as an adjective (linguistics, Slavic languages):


  14. Soft as an adjective (slang):

    Lacking strength or resolve, wimpy.


    "When it comes to drinking, he is as soft as they come."

  15. Soft as an adjective (of water):

    Low in dissolved calcium compounds.


    "You won't need as much soap, as the water here is very soft."

  16. Soft as an adjective (UK, colloquial):


  17. Soft as an adjective (physics):

    Of a ferromagnetic material; a material that becomes essentially non magnetic when an external magnetic field is removed, a material with a low magnetic coercivity. (compare hard)

  18. Soft as an adjective (of a person):

    Physically or emotionally weak.

  19. Soft as an adjective:

    Incomplete, or temporary; not a full action.


    "The admin imposed a soft block/ban on the user or a soft lock on the article."

  20. Soft as an adjective (UK, of a man):


  21. Soft as an adjective:

    Agreeable to the senses.


    "a soft liniment"

    "soft wines"

  22. Soft as an adjective:

    Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring or jagged; pleasing to the eye.


    "soft colours"

    "the soft outline of the snow-covered hill"

  1. Soft as an adverb (obsolete):

    Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.

  1. Soft as a noun:

    A soft or foolish person; an idiot.


    "rfquotek George Eliot"

  2. Soft as a noun (motorsports):