1 a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
2 a pain that is felt when the area is touched [syn: soreness]
3 warm compassionate feelings [syn: tenderheartedness]
4 a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart" [syn: affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, warmheartedness]
5 a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless) [syn: softheartedness]
- a tendency to
express warm, compassionate feelings
- When the lovers were together, their cold indifference gave way to love and tenderness.
- concern for the
feelings or welfare of
- When they saw the poor orphans, they were overwhelmed with tenderness for them.
- pain or discomfort when an affected
area is touched
- He noted her extreme tenderness when he touched the bruise on her thigh.
Tenderness can mean:
tenderness in Turkish: Şefkat
acceptance, airiness, algesia, allergy, anaphylaxis, ascent, bleeding heart, bloom, bowels of compassion, bubbliness, budtime, buoyancy, clemency, clementness, compassion, compassionateness, considerateness, daintiness, delicacy, downiness, early years, easiness, easygoingness, empathy, ethereality, exquisiteness, featheriness, festering, fineness, floatability, florescence, flossiness, flowering time, fluffiness, foaminess, fondness, forbearance, forbearing, frothiness, gentleness, gossameriness, humaneness, humanity, hyperesthesia, hyperpathia, hypersensitivity, identification, inflammation, insolidity, irritability, irritation, jeunesse, juvenescence, juvenility, lack of weight, laxness, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, levitation, levity, lightness, mellowness, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, moderateness, morbidezza, my burning youth, my green age, nervousness, nonresistiveness, nonrigidity, oversensibility, oversensitiveness, overtenderness, passibility, patience, perceptiveness, perceptivity, photophobia, pity, plushiness, prickliness, prime of life, pulpiness, rankling, responsiveness, ruthfulness, salad days, satininess, seedtime of life, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sensitization, silkiness, softheartedness, softness, sore, sore spot, soreness, sponginess, springtime of life, supersensitivity, sympathy, tact, tactfulness, tender age, tender feeling, tenderheartedness, tetchiness, thin skin, ticklishness, tolerance, touchiness, unheaviness, unsolidity, velvetiness, volatility, warm heart, warmheartedness, weakness, weightlessness, yeastiness, young blood, youngness, youth, youthfulness, youthhead, youthhood, youthiness