very sympathetic or responsive; generous in spirit: a soft-hearted judge.
- soft-heart·ed·ly, adverb
- soft-heart·ed·ness, noun
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How to use soft-hearted in a sentence
I am quite aware that there are lots of softhearted people who will say I ought never to have allowed Danjuro to do what he did.The Air Pirate | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Erle raved about him to my grandfather; but then Erle always raves about peoplehe is terribly softhearted.Wee Wifie | Rosa Nouchette Carey
But he shall find out that it was only a child, only a silly, softhearted baby he played with down here.Robert Elsmere | Mrs. Humphry Ward
On the 28th Grey again expressed one of his softhearted propositions for peace.
For active brutality is not popular with Forsytes; they are too circumspect, and, on the whole, too softhearted.The Forsyte Saga, Complete | John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for softhearted
easily moved to pity
- softheartedly, adverb
- softheartedness, noun
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