tender-minded
adjective Date: 1593 marked by idealism, optimism, and dogmatism

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  • tender-minded — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: tender + minded : tending toward or characterized by idealism, optimism, and dogmatism; especially : reluctant to face unpleasant facts or to test assumptions by observation and experience …   Useful english dictionary

  • tender-minded — adjective easily affected by others distress or by criticism. Derivatives tender mindedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • tender-minded — /ten deuhr muyn did/, adj. compassionate and idealistic. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tender — Ten der, a. [Compar. {Tenderer}; superl. {Tenderest}.] [F. tendre, L. tener; probably akin to tenuis thin. See {Thin}.] 1. Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tender- and tough-minded — Distinction drawn by James, who found it illuminating to classify philosophers into one of these two camps (Pragmatism, Ch. 1). The tender minded are: rationalistic (going by ‘principles’), intellectualistic, idealistic, optimistic, religious,… …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • Tenderer — Tender Ten der, a. [Compar. {Tenderer}; superl. {Tenderest}.] [F. tendre, L. tener; probably akin to tenuis thin. See {Thin}.] 1. Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenderest — Tender Ten der, a. [Compar. {Tenderer}; superl. {Tenderest}.] [F. tendre, L. tener; probably akin to tenuis thin. See {Thin}.] 1. Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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