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Easily moved by another's distress; compassionate.

ten′der·heart′ed·ly adv.
ten′der·heart′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.tenderheartedness - warm compassionate feelings
compassion, compassionateness - a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
References in classic literature ?
There are episodes in most men's lives in which their highest qualities can only cast a deterring shadow over the objects that fill their inward vision: Lydgate's tenderheartedness was present just then only as a dread lest he should offend against it, not as an emotion that swayed him to tenderness.
I will not exaggerate, if I say that indeed, there is tenderheartedness among us towards family, children, their future and destiny.
to situate that painting in a context that evinces tenderheartedness.