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Meaning of TENDERNESS

Pronunciation:  t'endurnus

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

TENDERNESS is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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