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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tender or sentimental feeling: has a soft spot for stray animals.
  • n. A weak or vulnerable point: a soft spot in the nation's defense strategy.
  • n. See fontanel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sentimental fondness or affection.
  • n. A point of vulnerability in a defence
  • n. A fontanelle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
  • n. a sentimental affection
  • n. a place of especial vulnerability


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