What does tenderness mean?
The meaning of tenderness .
1. tenderness [noun]
Definition : a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
2. tenderness [noun]
Definition : a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
Synonym : rawness, soreness
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.
3. tenderness [noun]
Definition : warm compassionate feelings
Synonym : tenderheartedness
4. tenderness [noun]
Definition : a positive feeling of liking
Synonym : affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, warmheartedness, warmness
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.
5. tenderness [noun]
Definition : a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)
Synonym : softheartedness
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