Affection and Tenderness


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Affection noun – A positive feeling of liking.
Usage example: he had trouble expressing the affection he felt

Tenderness is a synonym for affection in fondness topic. In some cases you can use "Tenderness" instead a noun "Affection", when it comes to topics like strong fondness. popular alternative
Nearby Words: affect, affected, affectation, affectionate, affecting
Synonyms for Affection


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Tenderness noun – A positive feeling of liking.
Affection is a synonym for tenderness in fondness topic. You can use "Affection" instead a noun "Tenderness", if it concerns topics such as gentleness. popular alternative
Nearby Words: tender, tenderly
Synonyms for Tenderness

How words are described

human human affection human tenderness
usual usual affection usual tenderness
fatherly fatherly affection fatherly tenderness
true true affection true tenderness
Other adjectives: genuine, great, little, maternal, less, mutual, surprising.

Both words in one sentence

  • Real Men Hate Affection: In order to be seen as a man, a male character must not display passive emotions such as love and tenderness.
  • Film / Suicide Squad (2016) aka: Suicide Squad Romanticized Abuse: Harley and Joker's relationship is presented from her warped perspective and Joker has Adaptational Heroism (relatively speaking) which means that their entire relationship is shown as an authentic Outlaw Couple with mutual affection and unexpected tenderness and Masochism Tango.
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