NounTenderness (plural Tendernesses)
- a tendency to express warm, compassionate feelings
- When the lovers were together, their cold indifference gave way to love and tenderness.
- concern for the feelings or welfare of others
- When they saw the poor orphans, they were overwhelmed with tenderness for them.
- pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched
- He noted her extreme tenderness when he touched the bruise on her thigh.
Adjectives for Tenderness
respectful; wounded; tearful; solemn; passionate; renewed; marked; sexual; dawning; yearning; melting; latent; pardonable; quaint; compassionate; human; spontaneous; newborn; bountiful; boundless; exquisite; conjugal; maternal; growing; unutterable; secondary; paternal; natural; deep; laughing; patriarchal; credulous; brief; immense; profound, elephantine; saddened; masculine; ineffable; touching; increasing; pathetic; grateful; infinite; unaccustomed; majestic; flowery; rugged; zealous; connubial; wishful; infinite; malicious; grave; wild; ineffable; excessive; rough; unvarying; flavorsome; graceful; universal; etherealized; brooding; shy; surpassing; patronizing; ideal; searching; sufficient; cternal; heavenly; uneradicated; peculiar.
Verbs for Tenderness
affect—; arouse—; cherish—; display—; evince—; excite—; exhibit—; infuse—; inspire—; move to—; propitiate in—; relent in—; sense—; temper with—; treasure—; —assuages; —captivates; —charms; —disarms; —engages; —floods; —melts; — mitigates; —mollifies; —pervades; -— pierces; —stirs.
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