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Tenderness

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Noun

1. tenderness

a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling

2. rawness, soreness, tenderness

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

Example Sentences:
'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'

3. tenderheartedness, tenderness

warm compassionate feelings

4. affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness

a positive feeling of liking

Example Sentences:
'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'

5. softheartedness, tenderness

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Tenderness

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noun
4. 
the act or an instance of tendering; offer
5. business
a formal offer to supply specified goods or services at a stated cost or rate
6. 
something, esp money, used as an official medium of payment
legal tender
noun
1. 
a small boat, such as a dinghy, towed or carried by a yacht or ship
2. 
a vehicle drawn behind a steam locomotive to carry the fuel and water
3. 
an ancillary vehicle used to carry supplies, spare parts, etc, for a mobile operation, such as an outside broadcast
4. 
a person who tends
adjective
1. 
easily broken, cut, or crushed; soft; not tough
a tender steak
2. 
easily damaged; vulnerable or sensitive
a tender youth
at a tender age
3. 
having or expressing warm and affectionate feelings
a tender smile
4. 
kind, merciful, or sympathetic
a tender heart
5. 
arousing warm feelings; touching
a tender memory
6. 
gentle and delicate
a tender breeze
7. 
requiring care in handling; ticklish
a tender question
8. 
painful or sore
a tender wound
9. 
sensitive to moral or spiritual feelings
a tender conscience
10. (postpositive; foll by of)
careful or protective
tender of one's emotions
11. 
(of a sailing vessel) easily keeled over by a wind; crank
Compare stiff (sense 10)
verb
12. (transitive) rare
a. 
to make tender
b. 
to treat tenderly
verb
1. (transitive)
to give, present, or offer
to tender one's resignation
tender a bid
2. (intransitive; foll by for)
to make a formal offer or estimate for (a job or contract)
3. (transitive) law
to offer (money or goods) in settlement of a debt or claim

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Tenderness

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adjective
1. 
soft or delicate and easily chewed, broken, cut, etc.; fragile, succulent, etc.
2. 
weak of constitution or physique; unable to endure pain, hardship, etc.; feeble; frail
3. 
having weakness due to youth; immature; young
the tender years
4. 
of soft quality or delicate tone; subdued
tender colors
5. 
that requires careful handling; ticklish; delicate
a tender question
6. 
gentle, mild, or light; not rough or heavy
a tender touch
7. 
a. 
that has or expresses affection, love, consideration, etc.
a tender smile
b. 
careful; considerate
tender of another's feelings
8. 
sparing; chary
tender of one's praise
9. 
a. 
acutely sensitive, as to pain, insult, etc.
b. 
sensitive to impressions, emotions, moral influences, etc.; impressionable
a tender conscience
c. 
sensitive to others' feelings; sympathetic; compassionate
a tender heart
10. 
giving physical pain, as from overuse or when not fully healed; painful; hurting
a tender pitching arm
11.  Nautical
tending to lean over under sail; crank
verb transitive
12. 
to make tender
13.  Archaic
to treat with tenderness
verb transitive
1. 
to offer in payment of an obligation
2. 
to present for acceptance; offer
to tender an invitation, apology, etc.
3. 
to submit as a tender
to tender a bid
noun
4. 
an offer of money, services, etc. made to satisfy an obligation, avoid legal action, etc.
5. 
a formal offer, as a proposal of marriage, a bid stating terms of a contract, or a bid on a printed form submitted to buy securities at a certain price
6.  US
something offered in payment, esp. money
see also legal tender
noun
1. 
a person who tends, or has charge of, something
2. 
a. 
an auxiliary ship for supplying or servicing another ship or a submarine, seaplane, buoys, etc.
b. 
a boat for carrying passengers, etc. to or from a ship close to shore
3. 
a railroad car carrying fuel and water for a steam locomotive, to the rear of which it is attached

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Tenderness

see synonyms of tenderness
adj. ten·der·er, ten·der·est
1.
a. Easily crushed or bruised; fragile: a tender petal.
b. Easily chewed or cut: tender beef.
2. Young and vulnerable: of tender age.
3. Frail; delicate.
4. Sensitive to frost or severe cold; not hardy: tender green shoots.
5.
a. Easily hurt; sensitive: tender skin.
b. Painful; sore: a tender tooth.
6.
a. Considerate and protective; solicitous: a tender mother; his tender concern.
b. Characterized by or expressing gentle emotions; loving: a tender glance; a tender ballad.
c. Given to sympathy or sentimentality; soft: a tender heart.
7. Nautical Likely to heel easily under sail; crank.
tr.v. ten·dered, ten·der·ing, ten·ders
To make tender.
n.
A strip of meat, usually chicken, often breaded, deep-fried, and served with a sauce.

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