- very sympathetic or responsive; generous in spirit: a soft-hearted judge.
Origin of soft-hearted
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for soft-hearted
You play a sweet, soft-hearted mom in the film and John C. Reilly is the strict rule-enforcer.Molly Shannon on ‘Life After Beth,’ Turning 50, and ‘Never Been Kissed’
August 17, 2014
Until then, Abdul had offered the soft-hearted incoherent commentary, balancing Cowell's acerbic, reality-based remarks.Will Paula Choose Simon?
March 16, 2010
Is Obama playing to his soft-hearted liberal base or trying to suck up to certain bash-the-Chinese conservatives?We're Handling China All Wrong
Jeffrey E. Garten
February 17, 2010
The soft-hearted angel was caught in the trap set for her pity.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Surely a right, reasonable, innocent, and soft-hearted petition!The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
He was weak and soft-hearted, and had never been able to withstand a woman's tears.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
But he knew himself to be too soft-hearted for such firmness.Is He Popenjoy?
You will find Drentell a different man from your soft-hearted Pomeroff.Rabbi and Priest
Word Origin and History for soft-hearted
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