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tender-hearted

[ten-der-hahr-tid]
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adjective
  1. soft-hearted; sympathetic.

Origin of tender-hearted

First recorded in 1530–40
Related formsten·der-heart·ed·ly, adverbten·der-heart·ed·ness, noun

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compassionate.
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Examples from the Web for tender-hearted

Historical Examples

  • This Antonio is as tender-hearted and loving as young Arthur.

    The Man Shakespeare

    Frank Harris

  • I didn't know you was so tender-hearted,' said the serjeant.

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • He—Arkwright—was a good-natured, tender-hearted lad, devoted to Adelaide.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • At this, Irma, but eight years old and tender-hearted, began to cry.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • If the Father were at home—he is so good and tender-hearted—but no matter.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine