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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tendernessnoun

    a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling

  2. tenderness, soreness, rawnessnoun

    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"

  3. tenderness, tenderheartednessnoun

    warm compassionate feelings

  4. affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philianoun

    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"

  5. softheartedness, tendernessnoun

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


  1. tendernessnoun

    a tendency to express warm, compassionate feelings

    When the lovers were together, their cold indifference gave way to love and tenderness.

  2. tendernessnoun

    concern for the feelings or welfare of others

    When they saw the poor orphans, they were overwhelmed with tenderness for them.

  3. tendernessnoun

    pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched

    He noted her extreme tenderness when he touched the bruise on her thigh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tendernessnoun

    the quality or state of being tender (in any sense of the adjective)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenderness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenderness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tenderness in a Sentence

  1. Lola Gomez:

    That way, you give and get tenderness before sleeping.

  2. Saint Francis de Sales:

    There is nothing as strong as tenderness, And nothing as tender as true strength.

  3. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Adopt the pace of tenderness and know that its secret is compassion and forgiveness.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    And remember that tenderness is one of the wonderful art of immortality.

  5. Unknown:

    Words lead to deeds.... They prepare the soul, make it ready, and move it to tenderness.

Images & Illustrations of tenderness

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    • A. abrupt
    • B. dangerous
    • C. nasty
    • D. opaque

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