What is tenderness?

  • (noun): A pain that is felt when the area is touched.
    Synonyms: soreness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on tenderness:

Otis Redding - Career - Whisky A Go Go and "Try A Little Tenderness"
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Tenderness (medicine)
... In medicine, tenderness is pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched ... Rebound tenderness is an indication of peritonitis ... Muscle Atrophy) • Debility (or Asthenia) • Lassitude • Lethargy • Muscle tremors • Tenderness Miscellaneous Flu-Like Symptoms ...
Gladys Carmagnola - Her Poetic Style
... Josefina Plá responded 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 ...
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 ... The others are tenderness and abdominal guarding ...

More definitions of "tenderness":

  • (noun): A feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless).
    Synonyms: softheartedness
  • (noun): A tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling.

Famous quotes containing the word tenderness:

    Swann was one of those men who, having long lived in the illusions of love, saw the well-being that they gave to many women heighten their happiness without evoking in these women any gratitude, any tenderness toward them; but in their child these men believe they feel an affection which, embodied in their very name, will make them outlast their death. When there was to no longer be a Charles Swann, there would still be a Mademoiselle Swann ... who would continue to love her departed father.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    Who shall describe the inexpressable tenderness and immortal life of the grim forest, where Nature, though it be midwinter, is ever in her spring, where the moss-grown and decaying trees are not old, but seem to enjoy a perpetual youth.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)