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tender1

ten·der1

tender1

 
 
pronunciation:
ten dr
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tenderer, tenderest
definition 1: easily chewed or crushed; not tough; soft.
a tender piece of meat
synonyms:
soft
antonyms:
tough
similar words:
chewable, crushable, delicate, fragile, friable, malleable, pliable
definition 2: young; immature.
He's at a tender age.
synonyms:
callow, green, immature
antonyms:
advanced
similar words:
childish, juvenile, puerile, raw, unripe, young, youthful
definition 3: expressing love or kindness in a gentle way.
a mother's tender touchtender words
synonyms:
affectionate, fond
antonyms:
abusive, harsh, rough
similar words:
gentle, kind, loving, mild, soft-hearted, sympathetic, tender-hearted, warm
definition 4: easily hurt when touched; acutely painful; sore; sensitive.
The wound is still tender.
synonyms:
sensitive
similar words:
irritated, sore, touchy
definition 5: not strong; delicate.
a tender plant
synonyms:
delicate, fragile
antonyms:
hardy
similar words:
dainty
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tendered, tendering, tenders
definition: to cause to be tender.
synonyms:
soften
similar words:
tenderize
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derivations: tenderly (adv.), tenderness (n.)
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