from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easily moved; tender.
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- adj. Gentle; kind; sympathetic.
- adj. Easily moved to sorrow or pity.
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First Impression: Kathy is described as a softhearted and motherly woman who likes to please.
This particular saleslady scored big off a certain softhearted photographer of my acquaintance.
And one of the leading newspapers here, the "Financial Times," which is not known as a softhearted liberal rag has said that this torture has really undermined America's moral authority abroad.
It is marvellous how little what are called softhearted people sometimes do for the world, while fond of talking of its wrongs and miseries; how much, on the contrary, is sometimes done by rough and plain people, who say nothing of their sympathies or affections.
Believing that most men, especially those not too old, were apt to be kind-hearted or maybe "softhearted," she climbed from her hiding place, and timidly tapped Frank on his astonished shoulder.
Hardheaded and softhearted, she soon earns the nickname of “the vampire suffragette.”
No impaled animal heads, please, we are deep down kind of softhearted.
The softhearted utopian became the hard-nosed defender of the faith.
His charm was quirky, and he could be softhearted to his employees.
Since Connor is softhearted and seductive, it is essential that the actor playing him is appealing enough to make him plausible even when his dark side surfaces.
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