tenderness


tenderness (http://definr.com/tenderness)

     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]