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tender1

ten·der1

tender1

 
 
pronunciation:
ten dr
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tenderer, tenderest
definition 1: easily chewed or crushed; not tough; soft.
This is a tender piece of meat.
synonyms:
soft
antonyms:
tough
similar words:
chewable, crushable, delicate, fragile
definition 2: showing love or kindness in a gentle way.
The father spoke tender words to his crying baby.
synonyms:
affectionate, fond
antonyms:
harsh, rough
similar words:
gentle, kind, loving, mild, sympathetic, warm
definition 3: easily hurt when touched; sore; sensitive.
The wound is still tender.
synonyms:
sensitive
similar words:
sore, touchy
definition 4: not strong; delicate.
Carefully water these tender plants.
synonyms:
delicate, fragile
antonyms:
hardy
similar words:
dainty
derivations: tenderly (adv.), tenderness (n.)
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