Definitions for: Tenderness

[n] a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
[n] a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)
[n] a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"
[n] warm compassionate feelings
[n] a pain that is felt when the area is touched

Webster (1913) Definition: Ten"der*ness, n.
The quality or state of being tender (in any sense of the

Syn: Benignity; humanity; sensibility; benevolence; kindness;
pity; clemency; mildness; mercy.

Synonyms: affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, softheartedness, soreness, tenderheartedness, warmheartedness

See Also: affectionateness, attachment, chafe, chafing, compassion, compassionateness, concern, feeling, fond regard, fondness, hurting, lovingness, pain, protectiveness, rebound tenderness, regard, respect, soft spot, warmth

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