Soft-hearted Soft"-heart`ed, a. Having softness or tenderness of heart; susceptible of pity or other kindly affection; gentle; meek. -- {Soft"-heart`ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • soft-hearted — soft heartedly, adv. soft heartedness, n. /sawft hahr tid, soft /, adj. very sympathetic or responsive; generous in spirit: a soft hearted judge. [1570 80] Syn. tender, kind hearted. * * * …   Universalium

  • soft-hearted — soft heart|ed [ˌsɔft ˈha:tıd US ˌso:ft ˈha:r ] adj easily affected by feelings of pity or sympathy for other people ≠ ↑hard hearted ▪ a soft hearted woman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soft-hearted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ kind and compassionate …   English terms dictionary

  • soft-hearted — mod. tender hearted; sympathetic. □ She is too soft hearted to handle this job. □ He is a soft hearted guy who can help our cause a lot …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • soft-hearted — ADJ GRADED Someone who is soft hearted has a very sympathetic and kind nature …   English dictionary

  • soft-hearted — soft′ heart′ed adj. very sympathetic or responsive; generous in spirit • Etymology: 1570–80 soft′ heart′ed•ly, adv. soft′ heart′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • soft-hearted — soft heart|ed [ ,sɔft hartəd ] adjective kind and generous toward other people ╾ soft heart|ed|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soft-hearted — /ˈsɒft hatəd/ (say soft hahtuhd) adjective very generous or sympathetic. –soft heartedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • soft-hearted — adjective kind and compassionate. Derivatives soft heartedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • soft-hearted — UK [ˌsɒft ˈhɑː(r)tɪd] / US [ˌsɔft ˈhɑrtəd] adjective kind and generous towards other people Derived word: soft heartedness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

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