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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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Another place to get the softie is the Baisan restaurant that serves Filipino cuisine.
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The 'Hybrid Softie' is a combination of the luxurious Lotus softie -- a vanilla delight covered in crumblings of Lotus biscuits drenched in caramel -- and the brownie softie with swirls of rich chocolate ice cream topped with real brownie sprinkles.
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The softie also sports an integrally molded rail in the bottom of the frame, just ahead of the trigger guard.
The eight-stone dog has been with her since he was a puppy and despite his size has always been a big softie, enjoying nothing better than a cuddle and a nap.
'Unfortunately, this is proving difficult and the important thing is to find them homes, as kennelling is not a long-term solution, particularly for older dogs.': Beast is a big softie:A husky white Alsatian bizarrely mistaken for a hyena when he was seen roaming a golf range has been put up for adoption.
A RETIRED teacher accused of the ``Lady in the Lake'' murder of his wife is a ``big softie'', his son told a court yesterday.
Known to soap opera fans as Nigel Bates, the Albert Square softie whose marriage to Debbie ended with her tragic death, Mr Bradley will join hundreds of campaigners in Victoria Square tomorrow.
Rocky the mastiff-cross is a "big softie" who loves to walk the paddocks with the Shetland ponies he towers over.
And don't forget the even bigger Spinosaurus, although this big softie hankered mostly for fish and liked nothing more than a swim.
Surrey (England), Dec.9 (ANI): Surrey cricket team manager Chris Adams is backing fast bowler Chris Tremlett, labelled a "gentle giant" and a "softie" to rough up Australia during the remaining three Tests of the Ashes series.
DRAGONS' Den Mr Nasty Duncan Bannatyne claims he's really a big softie who cries easily.