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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. 2017.
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  • But the fourth beggar sighed and wiped the corner of his left eye, for he was a tender-hearted man on one side.

    The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke
  • For events such as these, Gyp was both too tender-hearted and too hard on herself.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Must not the disease be dangerous, when a tender-hearted surgeon cuts deep into the flesh?

  • Rolf, tender-hearted as ever, had withdrawn to a corner of the room with tears in his eyes.

    Major Frank A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
  • Yes, they are all alike, even the best and most tender-hearted among them.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • They don't have to plant and hoe, so they are very merciful and tender-hearted.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • She is overtired, but she is the kindest, most tender-hearted woman in the world.

    The Romance of His Life Mary Cholmondeley
  • He could be as amiable and tender-hearted as “old Sam” himself.

  • He was too refined, too tender-hearted, to indulge in the conventional dissipations of adolescent mankind.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Better to go there, after all, than stop with such a tender-hearted Christian as Mr Denham.

    The Lifeboat R.M. Ballantyne

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