soft spot

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of soft spot

1 : a sentimental weakness
  • has a soft spot for him
2 : a vulnerable point
  • a soft spot in the defense system

Examples of soft spot in a Sentence

  1. They found a soft spot in the enemy's defenses.

  2. a huge trade imbalance continued to be the soft spot in the nation's economy

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First Known Use of soft spot

1770

soft spot Synonyms


SOFT SPOT Defined for English Language Learners

soft spot

noun

Definition of soft spot for English Language Learners

  • : a strong liking for someone or something

  • : a weak point that can be attacked


Medical Dictionary

soft spot

noun

medical Definition of soft spot

: a fontanel of a fetal or young skull


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