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tender1

ten·der1

tender1

 
pronunciation:
ten dr
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tenderer, tenderest
definition 1: not tough; soft.
This is a tender piece of meat.
synonyms:
soft
antonyms:
tough
similar words:
chewable, crushable, delicate
definition 2: showing love; gentle.
Catherine spoke tender words to her baby.
synonyms:
fond
antonyms:
harsh
similar words:
gentle, kind, mild, sympathetic, warm
derivations: tenderly (adv.), tenderness (n.)
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