Definition of tenderness in English:


Line breaks: ten¦der|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛndənəs


[mass noun]
  • 2Sensitivity to pain; soreness: abdominal tenderness
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    • Bacterial prostatitis is diagnosed by a rectal examination, which reveals the acute tenderness of the gland.
    • The abdomen was soft with mild right upper quadrant tenderness on deep palpation.
    • Palpation of the Achilles tendon often elicits tenderness along the tendon.
  • 3The quality of being easy to cut or chew; succulence: steak braised to perfect tenderness in a red-wine-and-brandy sauce
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    • The steak was grilled to perfection, yet retaining its juicy tenderness.
    • To ensure its tenderness, the loin was first seared then cooked at a very low temperature for a couple of hours.
    • Increasing tenderness of beef would likely increase consumer demand for beef.

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