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soft-hearted

[ sawft-hahr-tid, soft- ]
/ ˈsɔftˈhɑr tɪd, ˈsɒft- /
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adjective
very sympathetic or responsive; generous in spirit: a soft-hearted judge.

OTHER WORDS FOR soft-hearted

tender, kind-hearted.
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Origin of soft-hearted

First recorded in 1570–80

OTHER WORDS FROM soft-hearted

soft-heart·ed·ly, adverbsoft-heart·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for soft-hearted

softhearted
/ (ˌsɒftˈhɑːtɪd) /

adjective
easily moved to pity

Derived forms of softhearted

softheartedly, adverbsoftheartedness, noun
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