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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
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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.
O]ur soldiers were slightly contemptuous of the Italians and didn't fully trust them; yet with a typical American tenderheartedness they felt sorry for them, and little by little they became sort of fond of them.
Similarly too, tender pity, according to the feeling of compassion, in a tenderhearted way willed not the punishment or perdition of the miserable; neither against God did it not will what God was justly willing; rather, it loved tenderheartedness, which was its own, and yet it did not reject justice, which was not its own.