What is tenderness?

  • (noun): A feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless).
    Synonyms: softheartedness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on tenderness:

Otis Redding - Career - Whisky A Go Go and "Try A Little Tenderness"
... "Try a Little Tenderness" Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player ... Sample of "Try a Little Tenderness" ...
Gladys Carmagnola - Her Poetic Style
... Josefina Plá responded Carmagnola children's works "There is tenderness in the book, a lot of tenderness, too if you do not know Gladys and do not know ...
Rebound Tenderness
... Rebound tenderness is a clinical sign that a doctor or other health care provider may detect in physical examination of a patient's abdomen ... latter is referred to simply as abdominal tenderness.) Rebound tenderness can be associated with peritonitis, which can occur in diseases like appendicitis, and may ... The others are tenderness and abdominal guarding ...
Tenderness (medicine)
... In medicine, tenderness is pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched ... Rebound tenderness is an indication of peritonitis ... • Lassitude • Lethargy • Muscle tremors • Tenderness Miscellaneous Flu-Like Symptoms ...
Tenderness (novel) - Plot Summary
... lives intersect as they both search for "tenderness." The word tenderness itself is disputed as it is never clearly defined but is implied to be the struggle between love, lust, and the need for both, though it ... Eric describes the feeling of murdering girls with these specific characteristics as tendernesstenderness associated with sexual desire ... When Eric meets Lori, he also feels tenderness for her — tenderness to protect her ...

More definitions of "tenderness":

  • (noun): A tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling.
  • (noun): A pain that is felt when the area is touched.
    Synonyms: soreness

Famous quotes containing the word tenderness:

    Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy. We are accustomed to hear this king described as a rude and boisterous tyrant; but with the gentleness of a lover he adorns the tresses of Summer.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    Women’s virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)