[sawft-hahr-tid, soft-]


very sympathetic or responsive; generous in spirit: a soft-hearted judge.

Origin of soft-hearted

First recorded in 1570–80
Related formssoft-heart·ed·ly, adverbsoft-heart·ed·ness, noun

Synonyms for soft-hearted

tender, kind-hearted. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for soft-hearted

also softhearted, 1590s, from soft (adj.) "tender" + hearted. Related: Soft-heartedly; soft-heartedness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper