soft target

noun

Definition of soft target

: 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

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

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

  3. : not bright or glaring : subdued

  1. : in a soft or gentle manner : softly

  1. : a soft object, material, or part

target play
  1. : a mark to shoot at

  2. : a target marked by shots fired at it

  3. : something or someone fired at or marked for attack

  1. : to make a target of

  2. : to direct or use toward a target


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