Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having great tenderness; easily moved.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Apparently an error for tender-hearted.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He loved the grinding, clashing and rending sibilants and explosives as Tennyson the tender-hefted liquids ....

    A Study of Poetry

  • He loved the grinding, clashing, and rending sibilants and explosives as Tennyson the tender-hefted liquids.

    Robert Browning

  • Hear again with what savage joy his Moon “rips the womb” of the cloud that crosses it; Shelley's Moon, in keeping with the ways of his more tender-hefted universe, merely broke its woof.

    Robert Browning

  • My sister's "tender-hefted" nature was horribly disgusted and pained by this process, but my own belief is that had she inherited the propensity to catch fish, even that would not have destroyed it in her.

    Records of a Girlhood

  • "rips the womb" of the cloud that crosses it; Shelley's Moon, in keeping with the ways of his more tender-hefted universe, merely _broke its woof_.

    Robert Browning

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