- compassionate and idealistic.
Origin of tender-minded
First recorded in 1595–1605
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for tender-minded
For he was by no means a tender-minded nor gentle man, but very ferocious.
For some "tender-minded" and, to my thought, obscure, reason the subject is tabooed.Bygone Beliefs
H. Stanley Redgrove
Its lines are too refined, too pussy-foot, too pathetic, too tender-minded for that.Idling in Italy
He differentiated them as the "tough-minded," and the "tender-minded."
Tender-minded and tough-minded, what a barbaric disjunction!Pragmatism