soft-hearted

[ sawft-hahr-tid, soft- ]
/ ˈsɔftˈhɑr tɪd, ˈsɒft- /

adjective

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

Origin of soft-hearted

First recorded in 1570–80
SYNONYMS FOR soft-hearted
tender, kind-hearted.
Related formssoft-heart·ed·ly, adverbsoft-heart·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for softhearted

softhearted

/ (ˌsɒftˈhɑːtɪd) /

adjective

easily moved to pity
Derived Formssoftheartedly, adverbsoftheartedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for softhearted

soft-hearted


adj.

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

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