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Synonyms for tenderness

Synonyms for tenderness

a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling

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

warm compassionate feelings

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

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All men seemed so pitiful, so poor, in comparison with this feeling of tenderness and love he experienced: in comparison with that softened, grateful, last look she had given him through her tears.
She feared that under this persuasion she had been unjust, inattentive, nay, almost unkind, to her Elinor;-- that Marianne's affliction, because more acknowledged, more immediately before her, had too much engrossed her tenderness, and led her away to forget that in Elinor she might have a daughter suffering almost as much, certainly with less self-provocation, and greater fortitude.
she asked, with a tenderness the power of which to thrill him she knew full well.
It was more bearable to do without tenderness for himself than to see that his own tenderness could make no amends for the lack of other things to her.
It was Lydgate's misfortune and Rosamond's too, that his tenderness towards her, which was both an emotional prompting and a well-considered resolve, was inevitably interrupted by these outbursts of indignation either ironical or remonstrant.
Tenderness means to use our eyes to see the other, our ears to hear the other, to listen to the children, the poor, those who are afraid of the future.
320, respectively, while the distributions of the marker genotypes, except for CAPN1 4751 were found to be significant (PG) was observed to have an effect on the tenderness of the meat.
Breast tenderness is common but may cause pregnant women to worry whether tenderness is normal or something that needs further investigation.
The predominant sign seen in the present study was tenderness and rebound tenderness in right iliac fossa.
In general, tenderness is considered the most important palatability trait (Warner et al.
Santos-Silva and Vaz Portugal (2001) researched the tenderness, juiciness and flavour characteristics in Longissimus thoracis muscles of the Serra da Estrela and Merino Branco lambs.
Gram positive, reagents for the identification and tenderness.
This study aimed to check if relationship between DNAJA1 expression and beef tenderness is valid in two muscles, which differ in toughness from Angus steers with or without electric stimulation at different times of post-mortem ageing.
Pope Francis' Revolution of Tenderness and Love: Theological and Pastoral Perspectives" by Cardinal Walter Kasper (President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) is a 120 page commentary outlying the significant influences that have led the Cardinal to call Francis a pope leading a radical revolution of tenderness and love because what the globally popular Pope preaches and the church reforms he is championing are solidly rooted in the gospel.
The pain is typically experienced as a shooting or burning pain, with point tenderness.