Associations to the word «Tenderness»

Wiktionary

TENDERNESS, noun. A tendency to express warm, compassionate feelings
TENDERNESS, noun. Concern for the feelings or welfare of others
TENDERNESS, noun. Pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched

Dictionary definition

TENDERNESS, noun. A tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling.
TENDERNESS, noun. A pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); "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".
TENDERNESS, noun. Warm compassionate feelings.
TENDERNESS, noun. A positive feeling of liking; "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".
TENDERNESS, noun. A feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless).

Wise words

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