soft target

noun

Definition of soft target

  1. :  a target that can be attacked easily because it does not have military defenses hospitals, schools, and other soft targets —often used figuratively elderly people who are a soft target for criminals

Word by Word Definitions

softplay
  1. :  pleasing or agreeable to the senses :  bringing ease, comfort, or quiet

    :  having a bland or mellow rather than a sharp or acid taste

    :  not bright or glaring :  subdued

  1. :  in a soft or gentle manner :  softly

  1. :  a soft object, material, or part

targetplay
  1. :  a small round shield

    :  a mark to shoot at

    :  a target marked by shots fired at it

  1. :  to make a target of

    :  to set as a goal

    :  to direct or use toward a target


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