ten·der·ness /-nəs/ 名詞
Ten·der·ness, n. The quality or state of being tender (in any sense of the adjective).
Syn: -- Benignity; humanity; sensibility; benevolence; kindness; pity; clemency; mildness; mercy.
n 1: a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
2: a pain that is felt when the area is touched [syn: soreness]
3: warm compassionate feelings [syn: tenderheartedness]
4: a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the
affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart" [syn:
affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, warmheartedness]
5: a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially
someone defenseless) [syn: softheartedness]