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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋtєndZnIs 〕


〔 ˊtendәnis 〕

Overview of noun tenderness

The noun tenderness has 5 senses

  • tenderness -- (a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling)

  • tenderness, soreness, rawness -- (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")

  • tenderness, tenderheartedness -- (warm compassionate feelings)

  • affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia -- (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")

  • softheartedness, tenderness -- (a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless))