tender-hearted


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ten′der-heart′ed



adj.
soft-hearted; sympathetic.
[1530–40]
Translations

tender-hearted

[ˈtendəˈhɑːtɪd] ADJcompasivo, bondadoso, tierno de corazón

tender-hearted

[ˌtɛndəˈhɑːtɪd] adjdal cuore tenero, sensibile

tender1

(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.' Let them learn, plague take them, the right way to ask, and beg, and behave themselves; for all times are not alike, nor are people always in good humour.
What could the worthy captain do, to console the tender-hearted old squaw, and, peradventure, to save the venerable patriarch from a curtain lecture?
That's the action-packed opening of Suzanne Nelson's tender-hearted Dust Bowl fantasy, A Tale Magnolious (Knopf, $16.99, 9781984831743, eBook available, ages 8 to 12).
She has a strong character but is also tender-hearted."
At about this time, he adopted the pen name Mushfig ("tender-hearted" from Perso-Arabic).