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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tenderness

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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. tendernessnoun

    a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling

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

  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"

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

  3. tenderness, tenderheartednessnoun

    warm compassionate feelings

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

  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"

    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, tendernessnoun

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tendernessnoun

    Synonyms:
    softness, delicacy, want of firmness

  2. tendernessnoun

    Synonyms:
    weakness, want of strength, feebleness

  3. tendernessnoun

    Synonyms:
    effeminacy, womanly quality

  4. tendernessnoun

    Synonyms:
    soreness, sensitiveness

  5. tendernessnoun

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

  6. tendernessnoun

    Synonyms:
    pathos

  7. tendernessnoun

    Synonyms:
    caution, carefulness

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How to use tenderness in a sentence?

  1. Unknown:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Marlene Dietrich:

    Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.

  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. 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.


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