Dictionary Results for tenderness

1. tenderness - noun

· a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling

Hypernym(s): affectionateness, fondness, lovingness, warmth

2. 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"

Synonym(s): soreness, rawness

Hypernym(s): pain, hurting

3. tenderness - noun

· warm compassionate feelings

Synonym(s): tenderheartedness

Hypernym(s): compassion, compassionateness

4. 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"

Synonym(s): affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia

Hypernym(s): feeling

5. tenderness - noun

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

Synonym(s): softheartedness

Hypernym(s): concern

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