softhearted
adjective Date: circa 1592 emotionally responsive ; sympatheticsoftheartedly adverbsoftheartedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • softhearted — [sôft′härt΄id] adj. 1. full of compassion or tenderness 2. not strict or severe, as in discipline or authority softheartedly adv. softheartedness n. * * * soft·heart·ed (sôftʹhärʹtĭd, sŏftʹ ) adj. Easily moved; tender.   softʹheartʹed·ly adv.… …   Universalium

  • softhearted — index benevolent, charitable (lenient), lenient, placable, sensitive (easily affected) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • softhearted — also soft hearted, 1590s, from SOFT (Cf. soft) + HEARTED (Cf. hearted). Related: Softheartedly; softheartedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • softhearted — [adj] tender all heart*, benevolent, big hearted, bleeding heart*, caring, charitable, compassionate, considerate, emotional, forgiving, generous, gentle, kind, lenient, merciful, moving, sensitive, sentimental, soft, sympathetic, tenderhearted,… …   New thesaurus

  • softhearted — [sôft′härt΄id] adj. 1. full of compassion or tenderness 2. not strict or severe, as in discipline or authority softheartedly adv. softheartedness n …   English World dictionary

  • softhearted — {adj.} Generous; sympathetic. * /Street beggars tend to exploit the softhearted nature of passersby./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • softhearted — {adj.} Generous; sympathetic. * /Street beggars tend to exploit the softhearted nature of passersby./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • softhearted — adj Generous; sympathetic. Street beggars tend to exploit the softhearted nature of passersby …   Словарь американских идиом

  • softhearted — adjective easily affected by feelings of pity or sympathy for other people: Paul s really kind and softhearted …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • softhearted — adjective easily moved to pity or sorrow a softhearted judge • Syn: ↑soft boiled • Ant: ↑hardhearted • Derivationally related forms: ↑softheartedness …   Useful english dictionary

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