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soft-hearted; sympathetic.


[ˈtendəˈhɑːtɪd] ADJcompasivo, bondadoso, tierno de corazón


[ˌtɛndəˈhɑːtɪd] adjdal cuore tenero, sensibile


(ˈtendə) adjective
1. soft; not hard or tough. The meat is tender.
2. sore; painful when touched. His injured leg is still tender.
3. loving; gentle. She had a tender heart.
ˈtenderness noun
ˈtenderly adverb
in a loving and gentle manner. He kissed her tenderly.
ˌtender-ˈhearted adjective
kind and sympathetic; easily made to feel pity.
ˌtender-ˈheartedness noun
References in classic literature ?
When I went there, she was a pious, warm, and tender-hearted woman.
I didn't know you was so tender-hearted,' said the serjeant.
He must be steady, and civil, and sober, and expert, and tender-hearted," said Miss Emmerson, who thought of any thing but a hero in disguise.
But while hapless Dough-Boy was by nature dull and torpid in his intellects, Pip, though over tender-hearted, was at bottom very bright, with that pleasant, genial, jolly brightness peculiar to his tribe; a tribe, which ever enjoy all holidays and festivities with finer, freer relish than any other race.
Oh, poor, poor Paddy," said tender-hearted Cecily tearfully.
These tender-hearted gentry should consider that it's not merely a squire, but a governor they are asking to whip himself; just as if it was 'drink with cherries.
What could the worthy captain do, to console the tender-hearted old squaw, and, peradventure, to save the venerable patriarch from a curtain lecture?
According to The Bookseller, The Family Tree is a thought-provoking and tender-hearted story that describes the impact of the unravelling of a young man's childhood as he returns to the derelict tree-house where his father had lived.
Two takeaways: Trump might be tender-hearted enough to value employee assistance programs, and Clinton might be conscious enough of problems with high employee out-of-pocket costs to know that some consumers want supplemental health benefits.