softhearted

[ sawft-hahr-tid, soft- ]SEE DEFINITION OF softhearted
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She was not going into this fight soft-handed or softhearted.

As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed.

I am quite aware that there are lots of softhearted people who will say I ought never to have allowed Danjuro to do what he did.

But he shall find out that it was only a child, only a silly, softhearted baby he played with down here.

On the 28th Grey again expressed one of his softhearted propositions for peace.

For active brutality is not popular with Forsytes; they are too circumspect, and, on the whole, too softhearted.

Such an experience as this would just about kill any softhearted person, I should think.

WORD ORIGIN

also softhearted, 1590s, from soft (adj.) "tender" + hearted. Related: Soft-heartedly; soft-heartedness.

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