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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being tender, in any sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being tender (in any sense of the adjective).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a tendency to express warm, compassionate feelings
  • noun concern for the feelings or welfare of others
  • noun pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)
  • noun a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
  • noun a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
  • noun warm compassionate feelings
  • noun a positive feeling of liking

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