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tenderness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tenderness  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tenderness 
  n  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}] 
  6:  an  uncomfortable  feeling  in  some  part  of  the  body  [syn:  {discomfort}, 
  {soreness},  {irritation}] 




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