Definitions for tenderness

Definitions for (noun) tenderness

Main entry: tenderness

Definition: a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling

Main entry: softheartedness, tenderness

Definition: a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)

Main entry: philia, tenderness, heart, fondness, affection, affectionateness, warmheartedness, warmness

Definition: a positive feeling of liking

Usage: he had trouble expressing the affection he felt; the child won everyone's heart; the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home

Main entry: tenderheartedness, tenderness

Definition: warm compassionate feelings

Main entry: rawness, tenderness, soreness

Definition: a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)

Usage: the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness; after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on

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