Entry from British & World English dictionary
Easily affected emotionally by other people’s distress or by criticism: the tender-minded neurotic swallows the whole theory (as plural noun the tender-minded) he wrote tolerantly of administrative massacres, no doubt to irritate the tender-minded
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- Soft revolutionists are close to the tender-minded position of the rationalist.
- All of this may give a certain amount of comfort to those who are tender-minded.
- Your recent comment was uncharacteristically tender-minded.
- Example sentences
- Democrats do not have a monopoly on tender-mindedness in education.
- There seemed to be no tender-mindedness in Anderson's thinking.
- Components of the agreeable personality include trust, straightforwardness, altruism, compliance, modesty, and tender-mindedness.
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