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    Default What's the opposite of "soft" when we talk about fabric?

    Hello,

    What's the opposite of "soft" when you talk about fabric? I can only think of one: coarse. But there must be a better word? Can we use "hard" here too?

    This towel feels softer than the other one. That one is much (coarser/harder).

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    Default Re: What's the opposite of "soft" when we talk about fabric?

    not a teacher

    "…opposite of soft fabric…"

    In terms of the texture of the fabric, I think of "coarse" and "rough", perhaps "harsh".
    If by "soft" you mean it's very pliant, then "stiff fabric/material" is a common term.

    A cushion might be "soft" or "hard", but it's unlikely the fabric it's made of would be called "hard".
    Last edited by JMurray; 05-Jul-2013 at 13:39. Reason: typo

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    Stiff?

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    Default Re: What's the opposite of "soft" when we talk about fabric?

    If talking about towels, I would probably use 'rough'.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: What's the opposite of "soft" when we talk about fabric?

    If talking about a hair shirt: scratchy.

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