softheartedness :

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

  • I inherited his height, his humor, his softheartedness, his love of walking and reading.
  • Lawyer Morris undertook to show that Carter had a long-standing softheartedness toward Soviet Russia.
  • Easily accessible in his NBC office, Trammell has a reputation for softheartedness, rarely fires a man until he has tried him on all kinds of assignments.

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