Tender synonyms

tĕn'dər
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Beautifully fine in texture, quality, or workmanship
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Easily broken, damaged, or destroyed
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Adaptable, as to changes
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Not mature or ripe; not completely grown or developed
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Marked by or indicating a lack of maturity; puerile:
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Having the natural heat of living beings:
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Alternative form of warm-hearted.
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(Physiol.) Designating or of that part of the autonomic nervous system whose nerves originate in the lumbar and thoracic regions of the spinal cord and that is especially concerned with mediating the involuntary response to alarm, as by speeding the heart rate, raising the blood pressure, and dilating the pupils of the eyes: these nerves oppose the parasympathetic nerves in the regulation of many body processes
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Expressing love
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Expressing care or concern for another:
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Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances:
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(no comparative or superlative) That moves or move.
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Having excessive sensitivity; reacting to stimuli too readily; thin-skinned.
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Full of or giving pain:
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(Archaic) Noble; chivalrous:
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Easily broken, shattered, damaged, or destroyed; fragile; delicate
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Arousing or deserving of sympathetic sadness and compassion:
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Emotionally touching; evoking pity, sympathy, etc.
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Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
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Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
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Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen.
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A preliminary offering, specifically with regard to testimony or evidence, a preview of what will be said or shown. Also known as an offer of proof. A preliminary offering, specifically with regard to testimony or evidence, a preview of what will be said or shown. Also known as an offer of proof.
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To offer for viewing or notice; exhibit; display; show
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To communicate, convey, or offer for conveyance:
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Dully painful.
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(Obs.) Mentally disposed; inclined
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Characterized by or resulting from benevolence
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Full of cares or anxiety:
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Having a purpose or character of a charity.
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Forbearing; lenient; merciful
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Characterised by careful and conscious thought; deliberate
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Easily broken; frail
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Cherished with great or unreasoning affection; doted on
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Lacking training or experience.
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Having what are considered the best qualities of human beings; kind, tender, merciful, sympathetic, etc.
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Of or pertaining to hyperalgesia.
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Relating to, or exhibiting, hyperesthesia.
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Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.
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Having or resulting from a kind heart; sympathetic; kindly
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Showing mercy
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Having a soft, pleasant taste or flavor; not strong, sour, bitter, biting, or sharp
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Exhibiting courtesy and politeness:
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(Informal) Thoroughgoing; unmitigated:
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Aware of or careful about the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others:
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Easily moved to sorrow or pity.
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Scanty or meager
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Full of juice or sap; juicy.
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Easily influenced or affected:
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Expanded by or as if by internal pressure; distended:
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Provoking sadness and pity.
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A person present
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The ability to identify with or understand another's situation or feelings:
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Extreme sensitivity to pain.
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An abnormal or pathological increase in sensitivity to sensory stimuli, as of the skin to touch or the ear to sound.
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A similar orchestral work intended for independent concert performance.
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(Archaic) A setting forth; offering
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A mutual liking or understanding arising from sameness of feeling
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To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
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To make (something, especially meat) tender.
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Easily moved to love
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The amount offered or proposed:
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To do charitable or helpful work without pay:
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(Chiefly Literary) Lovely, lovable, etc.
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Of, being, or produced by an eccentric person:
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(Of a machine, etc.) Not in good working condition; shaky.
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(Canada, US) Tending to tip or tilt over; unstable.
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ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
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a boat for communication between ship and shore
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Any of various kinds of ship's boats.
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A small, armed, engine-powered ship, used by the Coast Guard as for patrol duty
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(Metaphysics) The subject; one who experiences.
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Any piece of paper similar to a stamp, issued by an organization, business firm, etc.
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Alternative spelling of tenderize.
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Capable of being chewed
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Overly or affectedly fastidious; squeamish
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Synonym Study

  • Warm and warmhearted suggest an interest or affection characterized by cordiality, generosity, etc. warm, or warmhearted, hospitality
  • Sympathetic implies the ability or disposition to enter into another's mental state or emotions and thus to share sorrows, joys, desires, etc. a sympathetic interest in a colleague's career
  • Compassionate is applied to one who is easily affected by another's troubles or pains and is quick to show pity or mercy a compassionate judge
  • Tender implies a softness or gentleness in one's relations with others that is expressive of warm affection, concern, etc. a tender caress
Find another word for tender. In this page you can discover 115 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for tender, like: delicate, fragile, supple, immature, childish, childlike, kind, warm, warmhearted, sympathetic and loving.