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Synonyms for tenderness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenderness(noun)

    a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling

    Synonyms:
    heart, rawness, warmheartedness, soreness, tenderheartedness, philia, affectionateness, softheartedness, warmness, affection, fondness

  2. tenderness, soreness, rawness(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    heart, rawness, warmheartedness, soreness, inexperience, tenderheartedness, irritation, philia, incompleteness, affectionateness, softheartedness, warmness, affection, fondness, discomfort

  3. tenderness, tenderheartedness(noun)

    warm compassionate feelings

    Synonyms:
    heart, rawness, warmheartedness, soreness, tenderheartedness, philia, affectionateness, softheartedness, warmness, affection, fondness

  4. affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    affection, rawness, partiality, affectionateness, substance, philia, meat, centre, lovingness, center, core, marrow, sum, nerve, ticker, warmth, fancy, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, spirit, softheartedness, gist, tenderheartedness, warmness, inwardness, pith, heart, bosom, pump, essence, mettle, warmheartedness, heart and soul, fondness, soreness, spunk, eye, middle

  5. softheartedness, tenderness(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    rawness, heart, soreness, warmheartedness, tenderheartedness, philia, affectionateness, softheartedness, warmness, affection, fondness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tenderness

    An attachment is a feeling that binds a person by ties of heart to another person or thing; we speak of a man's adherence to his purpose, his adhesion to his party, or to anything to which he clings tenaciously, tho with no special tenderness; of his attachment to his church, to the old homestead, or to any persons or objects that he may hold dear. Affection expresses more warmth of feeling; we should not speak of a mother's attachment to her babe, but of her affection or of her devotion. Inclination expresses simply a tendency, which may be good or bad, yielded to or overcome; as, an inclination to study; an inclination to drink. Regard is more distant than affection or attachment, but closer and warmer than esteem; we speak of high esteem, kind regard. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; APPENDAGE; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE; UNION.

    Synonyms:
    adherence, adhesion, affection, attachment, devotion, esteem, esteem, estimation, friendship, inclination, love, regard, union

    Antonyms:
    alienation, animosity, antipathy, aversion, coolness, dislike, distance, divorce, enmity, estrangement, indifference, opposition, repugnance, separation, severance

    Preposition:
    Attachment of a true man to his friends; attachment to a leader for his nobility of character; the attachments between two persons or things; attachment by muscular fibers, or by a rope, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tenderness

    Synonyms:
    delicacy, softness, kindness, sensibility, pity, benevolence, humanity, clemency, beneficence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tenderness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    softness, delicacy, want of firmness

  2. tenderness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    weakness, want of strength, feebleness

  3. tenderness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    effeminacy, womanly quality

  4. tenderness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    soreness, sensitiveness

  5. tenderness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    compassion, kindness, sympathy, affection, pity, love, gentleness, benevolence, leniency, clemency, sensibility, mildness, benignity, humanity, loving-kindness

  6. tenderness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pathos

  7. tenderness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    caution, carefulness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tenderness":

    sensitivity, susceptibility, affection, sweetness, sensibility, tender, sensitivities, fondness

How to pronounce tenderness?

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How to use tenderness in a sentence?

  1. Edward Gibbon:

    I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.

  2. Pope Francis:

    We want to respond to the pandemic of the virus with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness, let's remain united.

  3. Lesley Manville:

    … You’re seeing real pockets of tenderness with how [the characters] are dealing with getting older and approaching that time of their lives, i always see Cathy and Michael at the center of it all, having this 'will they, won’t they.' Will this romance happen? Is it alright to be falling in love at this time in your life with your dead husband’s best friend? It’s very tenderly and delicately written, and I think people want to see a romance that is about two middle-aged people, rather than a romance with strapping young 20-somethings.

  4. Pope Francis:

    Tenderness means to use our eyes to see the other, our ears to hear the other, to listen to the children, the poor, those who are afraid of The Future You, to listen also to the silent cry of our common home, of our sick and polluted Earth. Tenderness means to use our hands and our heart to comfort the other, to take care of those in need.

  5. Ivana Trump:

    I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent, i referred to this as a 'rape,' but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.


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