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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless); A positive feeling of liking; Warm compassionate feelings; A pain that is felt (as when the area is touched).

Usage examples (34)
  • The best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness
  • I very well understand what you call tenderness, madam; but in some situations, pity -- pity -- is the greatest insult.
  • I never, my dear girl, knew happiness till now; my tenderness is absolutely a species of idolatry; you cannot think what a slave this lovely girl has made me.
  • Tess and her mother, the Ungers, and other friends heard him speak to the college graduates about the word tenderness as it is enacted in Chekhov’s novella Ward No. 6. for more
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