Synonyms of tenderness in English:

tenderness


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noun

1‘I felt an enormous tenderness for her’

SYNONYMS
affection, fondness, love, devotion, loving-kindness, emotion, sentiment, sentimentality, emotionalism
ANTONYMS

dislike

2‘with unexpected tenderness, Sven told her what had happened’

SYNONYMS
kindness, kindliness, kind-heartedness, soft-heartedness, softness, tender-heartedness, compassion, compassionateness, care, concern, sympathy, warmth, warm-heartedness, fatherliness, motherliness, gentleness, benevolence, generosity, humaneness
ANTONYMS

callousness

3‘meat of great flavour and tenderness’

SYNONYMS
succulence, juiciness, softness
ANTONYMS

toughness

4‘symptoms include abdominal tenderness and a high temperature’

SYNONYMS
sensitivity to pain, soreness, painfulness, inflammation, rawness
ache, aching, smarting, throbbing, irritation, bruising