Synonyms for tenderness

Synonyms for (noun) tenderness

Synonyms: tenderness

Definition: a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling

Similar words: fondness, affectionateness, warmth, lovingness

Definition: a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love


Synonyms: softheartedness, tenderness

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

Similar words: concern

Definition: a feeling of sympathy for someone or something

Usage: She felt strong concern for those less fortunate


Synonyms: philia, tenderness, heart, fondness, affection, affectionateness, warmheartedness, warmness

Definition: a positive feeling of liking

Usage: 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

Similar words: feeling

Definition: the experiencing of affective and emotional states

Usage: she had a feeling of euphoria; he had terrible feelings of guilt; I disliked him and the feeling was mutual


Synonyms: tenderheartedness, tenderness

Definition: warm compassionate feelings

Similar words: compassion, compassionateness

Definition: a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering


Synonyms: rawness, tenderness, soreness

Definition: a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)

Usage: 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

Similar words: pain, hurting

Definition: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

Usage: the patient developed severe pain and distension