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See also: tenderminded



tender-minded (comparative more tender-minded, superlative most tender-minded)

  1. Alternative form of tenderminded
    • 2009, Richard Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, →ISBN, page 73:
      The philosophers who had come on the expedition were, as usual, divided into two warring camps: the tender-minded ones who thought philosophy should aim at Significance, and the tough-minded philosophers who thought that it should aim at Truth.
    • 1980, Harvey B. Aronson, Love and Sympathy in Theravāda Buddhism, →ISBN, page 51:
      Through [his] love for the deities living in the parish, they become tender-minded and protect him with a thorough-going and suitable protection.