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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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