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Sensitivity to physical pain, or the state of being painful
“There were no symptoms referable to bone lesion after tenderness of the wound had disappeared.”
Kindness or compassion in one's manner or actions
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“A certain tenderness towards the children softened his heart and made him feel younger again.”
Feelings of love or deep affection
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“Something in his voice caused me to raise my eyes to his, finding there a tenderness I had not expected.”
The quality of being succulent or juicy to taste or when eaten
“Extensive consumer evaluation has demonstrated that tenderness is the most important characteristic in determining the level of satisfaction reported for cooked beef products.”
The state or quality of being impressionable, especially through youth
“In retracing the happy hours he had known with the friends now lost, all the ardent tenderness of his youth came back upon him.”
The characteristic of being vulnerable or delicate
“Though some men may deny and resist it, tenderness and vulnerability are essential parts of every man's makeup.”
Exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
The quality of evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
Fineness or intricacy of texture or structure
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