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softie

1. A person who is prone to sentimental emotions or reactions. For such a stern looking guy, you'd never guess he was a total softy when it comes to rom-coms. He's always there bawling his eyes out by the end of them! Did the movie make you cry? Aww, you old softy, you.
2. Someone who is disinclined or finds it difficult to punish or be strict. My dad was such a softy with us that we always asked him for things instead of our mom. You can't be such a softy with your employees—you've got to show them who is the boss!

softie

and softy
1. n. a gentle person; a very agreeable person. He shouldn’t give you much trouble. He’s such a softie.
2. n. a weakling; a coward. He’s too much of a softie to fight back.
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But still you human softie, In spite of things like that.
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No need for alarm, we will come to no harm,and some softie out there will be heard to declare, whoever did this needs compassion and care.
Kennel owner Terry Heath said: "He's a big softie but, if he's fed the wrong stuff, he's dangerous.