What is tenderness?

  • (noun): Warm compassionate feelings.
    Synonyms: tenderheartedness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on tenderness:

Gladys Carmagnola - Her Poetic Style
... 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 that she is pure tenderness that ...
Tenderness (novel) - Plot Summary
... Their 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... The latter is referred to simply as abdominal tenderness.) Rebound tenderness can be associated with peritonitis, which can occur in diseases like appendicitis, and may occur in ulcerative colitis with rebound ... 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 ...
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" ...

More definitions of "tenderness":

  • (noun): A tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling.
  • (noun): A feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless).
    Synonyms: softheartedness
  • (noun): A pain that is felt when the area is touched.
    Synonyms: soreness

Famous quotes containing the word tenderness:

    Unfortunately there is still a cultural stereotype that it’s all right for girls to be affectionate but that once boys reach six or seven, they no longer need so much hugging and kissing. What this does is dissuade boys from expressing their natural feelings of tenderness and affection. It is important that we act affectionately with our sons as well as our daughters.
    Stephanie Martson (20th century)

    I feel sure that he never had an impure fancy in his mind, or a faulty wish in his heart. His tenderness has surpassed the tenderness of woman; and yet when an occasion came for showing it, had all the spirit of a hero.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

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