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[ten-der-hahr-tid] /ˈtɛn dərˈhɑr tɪd/
soft-hearted; sympathetic.
Origin of tender-hearted
First recorded in 1530-40
Related forms
tender-heartedly, adverb
tender-heartedness, noun
compassionate. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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
  • "He's that tender-hearted and sympathising," whispered Pete as he closed the door.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • He was now only a tender-hearted, simple old man, nothing more.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • There were tender-hearted men, ready to relieve all their sufferings.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin
  • But, oh, the little girl was brave and tender-hearted and honourable.

    The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti David Christie Murray
  • And so the grief of the old was a part of the joy of the young, tender-hearted as they were.

    Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray

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