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Of or relating to tender acts. Compassion, warmth, affection, gentleness.

Opposite of cruelty, violence, sadism, callousness, cynicism, bitterness.
"If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast, it only gets a R-rating, but if, God forbid, a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast, it gets an X-rating. Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?"
-Sally Struthers

Adam stroked Kevin's hair, holding him with infinite tenderness while Kevin sobbed from a horrible day.

Ellie's rigid expression melted into tenderness as she saw her daughter running toward her.
by Lorelili December 13, 2010

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An upset caucasian woman who is easily persuaded by the comforting words of an African American male. Often used in love ballads as a filler word. The ambiguity of the word adds to the it's allure.
All you need in your life is love and tenderness.
by Chad G Funk June 27, 2008

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