- soft-hearted; sympathetic.
Origin of tender-hearted
First recorded in 1530–40
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Examples from the Web for tenderhearted
Yet Marietta was a right good child and quite too tenderhearted.The Broken Cup
Johann Heinrich Daniel Zschokke
But how his words thrilled through the just and tenderhearted Joseph!Little Folks (December 1884)
And Peter says (1 Pet 3, 8): "Loving as brethren, tenderhearted, humbleminded."Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
And there's the Tenderhearted Oysterman, he treads like a cat.
Everybody liked him--everybody except the Tenderhearted Oysterman.
- having a compassionate, kindly, or sensitive disposition
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