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Synonyms for softheartedness

a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)


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Tough talk for a gentle anchor who wasn't afraid to let her softheartedness show on camera from time to time.
SEAN McKee's boomingvoiced Williamson captures the right note of eccentricity, boorishness and (very) occasional softheartedness, Julie Glover the clever, feminine wife whose life is a constant disappointment.
When Eleanor Roosevelt endorsed a protest march of Orthodox rabbis to Washington and the creation of special havens in rural America, her husband attributed her involvement to softheartedness and dismissed her suggestions.
Realizing that he will be accused of being too coolly rational and lacking compassion, he includes a sermon on "The Sin of Softheartedness,' but this backfires spectacularly.