What is the opposite of harsh?

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Adjective
Opposite of unpleasantly rough or jarring to see or look at
“The soft candlelight from the hallway danced upon the slumbering girl.”
Adjective
Opposite of unpleasantly rough or jarring in smell or taste
“You can relish the palatable dishes while enjoying the panoramic view by the beach side.”
Adjective
Opposite of unpleasantly rough or jarring to listen to
“The crooner was known for his deep, smooth voice.”
Adjective
(of things that are tangible or environments) Opposite of 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 of not smooth
“A layer of lacquer on the wooden deck gave it a nice uniform finish.”
Adjective
(of a person or governing body) Opposite of cruel or severe in nature
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“Enrico was a competent leader and clement in nature.”
Adjective
(of an action taken) Opposite of very severe or strict
“Many saw the sentence handed down to Paul as very lenient.”
Adjective
Opposite of severe and difficult to cope with
“Employees continue to praise the positive working environment fostered by the company.”
Adjective
Opposite of 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 of 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 of 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 of bitterly cold
“A balmy breeze swept across my face, and the soft cries of birds drifted to my ears.”
Adjective
(of aesthetic sense) Opposite of excessively showy or ornamented
“The color combination used for this room was very subdued.”
Adjective
(of aesthetic sense) Opposite of excessively showy or ornamented
“His use of complementary colors was highly sophisticated and impressively artistic.”
Adjective
Opposite of producing or capable of producing significant noise
“She was a shy person who spoke in a quiet voice.”
Adjective
Opposite of upsetting in nature
“The arrival of their second child was a joyful blessing for the whole family.”
Adjective
Opposite of strict or exacting in standards
“I can actually leave whenever I want because my parents are rather lenient when it comes to my curfew.”
Adjective
Opposite of harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
“It started with a tweet which turned into a mild piece of fake news.”
Adjective
Opposite of brazen or flashy
Adjective
(of a tax or other charge) Opposite of extremely high, harsh or severe
“Any income from sources within the U.S. earned by the branch may incur a low tax liability or may not incur any tax liability at all.”
Adjective
Opposite of deeply pessimistic
“Some modern-day philosophers predict a promising future where mankind will live together in peace and harmony.”
Adjective
(of the weather) Opposite of of a low temperature
“I can't believe how hot this summer has been.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an unpalatable harsh taste, as the peel of an orange
“The cakes can only be described as soft pillowy rolls, filled with a sweet, nutty mixture, or fruit.”
Verb
(slang) Opposite of to negatively criticize
“They continue to praise and hold him in high regard in spite of his heinous crimes.”
Verb
(slang) Opposite of 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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