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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

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How to use tenderness in a sentence?

  1. Jane Austen:

    There is no charm equal to the tenderness of heart.

  2. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    ...Truth presented with tenderness enriches the soul of man and enhances humanity in the process. A Franco-Cameroonian relation based on truth and nurtured with tenderness will be to the benefit not only of Kamerun and France, but also of mankind as a whole.”

  3. Robert Southey:

    Would you who judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, take this rule; whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short; whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that is sin to you; however innocent it may be in itself.

  4. Marjorie Holmes:

    A child's hand in yours -- what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.

  5. Janusz Korczak:

    Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. 'The unknown person' inside of them is our hope for the future.


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