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tenderness

 
Noun tenderness has 5 senses
  1. tenderness - a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
    --1 is a kind of
    affectionateness, fondness, lovingness, warmth
  2. tenderness, soreness - a pain that is felt when the area is touched
    --2 is a kind of pain, hurting
    --2 has particulars: chafing; rebound tenderness; chafe
  3. tenderness, tenderheartedness - warm compassionate feelings
    --3 is a kind of compassion, compassionateness
  4. affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmheartedness - a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"
    --4 is a kind of feeling
    --4 has particulars:
     attachment, fond regard; protectiveness; regard, respect; soft spot
  5. softheartedness, tenderness - a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)
    --5 is a kind of concern
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