What is the opposite of tough?

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Adjective
(of a person, animal or material) Opposite of able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure
“Elijah Price's bones are so fragile, that they will break if he so much as falls innocuously.”
Adjective
Opposite of demonstrating a strict and uncompromising approach
“The judge has often been accused of being too lenient when handing out sentences.”
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Opposite of difficult and requiring determination or effort
“It's likely that you'll breeze through the first three obstacles as they are relatively effortless.”
Adjective
Opposite of grim or severe in nature
“I took the easy way out and quit my job, rather than choosing to tackle the challenges head-on.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to endure hardship or pain
“Many considered Scott to be a soft person because of his inability to withstand physical pressure.”
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Opposite of requiring exceptional nous or caution in performance or handling
“It is a fairly straightforward job where you just need to pay attention and be thorough.”
Adjective
(of a place) Opposite of prone to violence or disturbance
“The area was much more civilized in the past when criminal activity was at an all-time low.”
Adjective
(of edible substances) Opposite of having a pliable or springy texture when chewed
“I typically ask for the most tender cut of steak when I visit my favorite butcher.”
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Opposite of not favored by fortune
“We just need a bit of good luck to fall our way for our business to thrive.”
Adjective
Opposite of consisting of matter all through
“Most of these applications use nitrogen in liquid form as a refrigerant.”
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Opposite of upsetting in nature
“The arrival of their second child was a joyful blessing for the whole family.”
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Opposite of tenacious, energetic, spunky
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(of a person) Opposite of possessing strength and athleticism
“He may have been unathletic, but he made up for it with his superior intellect.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing distress, difficulty, or trouble
Adjective
Opposite of spirited or plucky
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Opposite of showing courage and resolve
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Opposite of insensitive to criticism or insults
Adjective
Opposite of causing difficulty, problems or trouble
“I am looking forward to a relaxed and comfortable day at the spa.”
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Opposite of serving to repress or suppress
Adjective
Opposite of strong and long-lasting
Adjective
Opposite of able to withstand strain or hardship
“His nervousness was apparent when he spoke with a shaky voice.”
Adjective
(of a man) Opposite of having strength, energy, and a strong sex drive
Adjective
Opposite of refusing to change one's position, attitude or opinion
“Ian was very giving in sharing his toys with his best friend, Sarah.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing mental or emotional stress
“The battered and one-armed T-800 quipped that he needed a relaxing vacation after vanquishing the T-1000.”
Adjective
Opposite of very severe or serious
“Leaders hope that taking mild action today will dampen wage demands before they become significant.”
Adjective
Opposite of behaving or done in a determined and forceful way
“His argument, both weak and unpersuasive, was met with silence from the audience.”
Noun
Opposite of a rough and violent person
“Hugh reflected on his years in school as a self-described wimp who had to endure the occasional bullying.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable
“Marcus promised his mother that he would be his brother's protector throughout his school life.”
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