characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"
having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air; "airy gauze curtains"
not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"
open to or abounding in fresh air; "airy rooms"
delicately beautiful; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
affectedly dainty or refined
especially pleasing to the taste; "a dainty dish to set before a kind";
something considered choice to eat
easily broken or damaged or destroyed;
wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"
physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"
a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
made of or resembling lace; "a lacy gown"; "a lacy leaf"
having open interstices or resembling a web
using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation; "soft data"; "the soft sciences"
produced with vibration of the vocal cords; "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";
not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"
easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"
mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"
(of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value; "the market for computers is soft"
not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "the easygoing life of a parttime consultant"; "a soft job"
willing to negotiate and compromise
out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance; "he was too soft for the army"; "flabby ar