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tender-minded

[ten-der-mahyn-did]
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adjective
  1. compassionate and idealistic.

Origin of tender-minded

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for tender-minded

Historical Examples

  • For he was by no means a tender-minded nor gentle man, but very ferocious.

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)

    Homer

  • For some "tender-minded" and, to my thought, obscure, reason the subject is tabooed.

    Bygone Beliefs

    H. Stanley Redgrove

  • Its lines are too refined, too pussy-foot, too pathetic, too tender-minded for that.

    Idling in Italy

    Joseph Collins

  • He differentiated them as the "tough-minded," and the "tender-minded."

  • Tender-minded and tough-minded, what a barbaric disjunction!

    Pragmatism

    William James