What is the opposite of harsh?

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Adjective
(of things seen or through the sense of sight) Opposite for unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses
“The soft candlelight from the hallway danced upon the slumbering girl.”
Adjective
(of a smell or taste) Opposite for unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses
“You can relish the palatable dishes while enjoying the panoramic view by the beach side.”
Adjective
(of a sound or noise) Opposite for unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses
“The crooner was known for his deep, smooth voice.”
Adjective
(of things that are tangible or environments) Opposite for unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses
“We strolled into a warm cabin, furnished with beds that were decked out in smooth and comfortable linen.”
Adjective
(of a surface) Opposite for not smooth
“A layer of lacquer on the wooden deck gave it a nice uniform finish.”
Adjective
(of a person or governing body) Opposite for cruel or severe in nature
“Enrico was a competent leader and clement in nature.”
Adjective
(of an action taken) Opposite for very severe or strict
“Many saw the sentence handed down to Paul as very lenient.”
Adjective
Opposite for severe and difficult to cope with
“Employees continue to praise the positive working environment fostered by the company.”
Adjective
Opposite for ill-mannered in nature
“I did my best to be friendly and welcoming but still he would not stay and would take no food or clothing.”
Adjective
Opposite for mentally difficult to come to terms with
“Despite suffering some trauma, it was a survivable experience, and a great story to tell to his kids.”
Adjective
Opposite for capable of damaging or destroying organic matter
“The ointment is supposed to act as a balm and is gentle on the skin.”
Adjective
(of cold weather or climate) Opposite for bitterly cold
“A balmy breeze swept across my face, and the soft cries of birds drifted to my ears.”
Adjective
(of aesthetic sense) Opposite for excessively showy or ornamented
“The color combination used for this room was very subdued.”
Adjective
(of aesthetic sense) Opposite for excessively showy or ornamented
“His use of complementary colors was highly sophisticated and impressively artistic.”
Verb
(slang) Opposite for to negatively criticize
“They continue to praise and hold him in high regard in spite of his heinous crimes.”
Verb
(slang) Opposite for to put a damper on
“I was feeling a little under the weather, but this coffee has done wonders to brighten my mood.”
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