Definition of tender-minded in English:



  • Easily affected emotionally by other people's distress or by criticism.

    ‘the tender-minded neurotic swallows the whole theory’
    ‘he wrote tolerantly of administrative massacres, no doubt to irritate the tender-minded’
    • ‘Your recent comment was uncharacteristically tender-minded.’
    • ‘Would you call yourself tough-minded or tender-minded?’
    • ‘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.’