Textual thesaurus for "tenderness"

(noun) softheartedness

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

(noun) philia, heart, fondness, affection, affectionateness, warmheartedness, warmness

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

(noun) tenderheartedness

warm compassionate feelings

(noun) rawness, soreness

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