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Definition 1: a place of especial vulnerability - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for soft spot in the sense of this definition

(soft spot is a kind of ...) the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain

"his weakness increased as he became older" "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"

(... is a kind of soft spot ) a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness

(... is a kind of soft spot ) a vital part that is vulnerable to attack

"he always goes for the jugular"

(... is a kind of soft spot ) the quality of being weak or unprotected

"the soft underbelly of the Axis"

Definition 2: any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for soft spot in the sense of this definition

(soft spot is a kind of ...) an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

"the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

(... is a kind of soft spot ) corresponds to the bregma when bones have ossified

(... is a kind of soft spot ) the irregularly shaped area on either side of the cranium where the frontal bone and the anterior tip of the parietal bone and the temporal bone and the greater wing of the sphenoid bone meet; corresponds to the pterion when bones have ossified

(... is part of soft spot) the body of a human child

(... is part of soft spot) the part of the skull that encloses the brain

Definition 3: a sentimental affection - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where soft spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she had a soft spot for her youngest son

(soft spot is a kind of ...) a positive feeling of liking

"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt" "the child won everyone's heart" "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"

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