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[ten-der-mahyn-did] /ˈtɛn dərˈmaɪn dɪd/
compassionate and idealistic.
Origin of tender-minded
First recorded in 1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For he was by no means a tender-minded nor gentle man, but very ferocious.

  • 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
  • Many a man on reviewing his past recognizes that his ship of celibacy foundered upon the sandy shoals called "tender-minded."

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • And even the young and the tender-minded learn to look on the calamities that touch them not, as things of mere artistic meaning.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • The tender-minded notion of an absolute reality is, according to the radically tough-minded, framed on just this pattern.

    Pragmatism William James
  • These two systems are what you have to choose between if you turn to the tender-minded school.

    Pragmatism William James

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