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1(of a sweet) having a soft filling.‘a big box of soft-centred chocolates’
loving, fond, adoring, devoted, caring, doting, tender, warm, warm-hearted, big-hearted, soft-hearted, soft, unselfish, kind, kind-hearted, kindly, comfortingView synonyms
- ‘As for dessert, the highest recommendation goes to the soft-centered chocolate cake with forest berry ice cream, pear purée and vanilla sauce.’
- ‘Nine exquisite soft-centered chocolates make up this gourmet chocolate box.’
- ‘Ryan cut himself a slice of the soft-centered meringue, and one for Ryder.’
- 1.1 (of a person) having a compassionate or sentimental nature.‘like all nice Cockney characters, Harry is soft-centred’
kind, kindly, kind-hearted, tender, caring, compassionate, sympathetic, warm, warm-hearted, feeling, gentle, mild, benevolent, generous, giving, humaneView synonyms
- ‘If you wanted soft-centred sweetness, you are far more likely to find it in a mighty-muscled man driving a Hummer.’
- ‘The lives of the Celtic saints reveal a very robust spirituality, demonstrating forcefully that they were not soft-centred people, always making friends with paganism, or acting gently when there was need to be strong.’
- ‘A rugged toughness, hiding a sometimes soft-centred vulnerability, a desire to be admired and liked, brings Bates back into football chairmanship.’
- ‘Detectives can be hard-boiled, soft-centred, scrambled - brained or gamekeepers turned poachers.’
- ‘But it would be quite wrong to conclude from her subject matter that she was a soft-centered, weak sentimentalist.’
- ‘Neither has been endowed with much money, or education, and - like a chocolate assortment - while Laverne appears to be tough, she has a soft centre, and while Shirley appears to be soft-centred, she is tough.’
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