Tender synonyms and antonyms

tĕn'dər

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Easily damaged or requiring careful handling.
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Easily broken or destroyed, and thus often of subtle or intricate structure.
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Not stern; lenient:
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Readily bent, folded, or manipulated; pliant:
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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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Suited to one of good breeding; refined and polite:
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Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity:
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To offer for acceptance; to propose to give; to make a tender of; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to proffer friendship.
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Predominantly red or yellow in tone:
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Alternative form of warm-hearted.
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Of a leave, given to someone because of a domestic emergency.
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Being in an early period of life or growth; not old
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Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
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Dully painful.
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(Of an action, etc.) Characterised by or proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender.
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Predisposed to inflammation as a result of preexisting allergy or disease:
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Like or characteristic of a child; innocent, trusting, etc.
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Expressing a large amount of love to other people; affectionate.
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(no comparative or superlative) That moves or move.
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Full of or giving pain:
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The definition of childish is a person or thing that is silly, immature, like a child or directed at children.
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The definition of solicitous is someone who shows concern, care or eagerness.
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Easily led astray; morally weak.
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Emotionally touching; evoking pity, sympathy, etc.
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Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
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To hand over, give, or send (a bill, credentials, etc.) to someone
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To offer as entertainment:
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Lacking in vigour or expression.
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Having subcutaneous tissue exposed:
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To present as an act of worship:
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Relating to, or exhibiting, hyperesthesia.
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Having had experience in an activity or in life in general:
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(Metaphysics) The subject; one who experiences.
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Having excessive sensitivity; reacting to stimuli too readily; thin-skinned.
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An accompanying thing or circumstance; a concomitant.
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The definition of pathetic is someone or something that brings or is capable of bringing about feelings of pity or sorrow.
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Sensitive to touch; easily irritated, as a part of the body
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Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen.
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Arousing or deserving pity
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That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.
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Persuasive, effective, and cogent:
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Strong but pliant; that will bend, twist, etc. without tearing or breaking
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Lacking, or showing a lack of, pity, mercy, etc.; unfeeling
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Devoid of concern or sympathy.
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Having no physical feeling or sensation; insentient.
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Not loving.
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Using or based on data that are readily quantified or verified:
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Composed of adults:
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The definition of healthy is someone or something that has, appears to have or helps to produce good health.
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painful, sore
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Satisfactory or agreeable; acceptable:
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Not pained.
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Not extreme in any way; moderate; temperate
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Not strict or severe, as in discipline or authority
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To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
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Having a strong liking, inclination, or affection:
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An earnest effort to win or attain something:
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Money that may be legally offered in payment of an obligation and that a creditor must accept
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To make (meat) tender by using a process or adding a substance that softens tissues
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The definition of careful is someone or something that works or thinks in a cautious, thorough or thoughtful way.
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The definition of charitable is being kind, forgiving and generous and helping those in need.
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Characterised by careful and conscious thought; deliberate
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The definition of feeble is someone who is weak or a half-hearted attempt or something that is faint or unconvincing.
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The definition of green is having the color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum or being good for the environment.
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Characterized by kindness, mercy, or compassion:
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Of or pertaining to hyperalgesia.
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Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.
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Appearing to be in flames; as if made of fire.
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The definition of merciful is someone who is caring, compassionate, and gentle with discipline.
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1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
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Expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy.
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Regarded with love or tenderness.
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Careful in spending or using; frugal
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Full of juice or sap; juicy.
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Especially sensitive; highly impressionable:
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Overblown; bombastic:
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Provoking sadness and pity.
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Empathy is defined as the ability to understand the thoughts feelings or emotions of someone else.
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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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The definition of a proposition is a statement putting forth an idea, suggestion or plan.
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Concern for the feelings or welfare of others
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To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
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Harsh or severe:
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Easily moved by another's distress; compassionate.
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To freely choose to enter or offer to enter into any service; enlist
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(Chiefly Literary) Lovely, lovable, etc.
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(Slang) strange, weird, odd
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(Of a machine, etc.) Not in good working condition; shaky.
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1806, The Port Folio, v 2, Philadelphia: John Watts, p 143:
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Not toughened.
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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 person or device that cuts (in various senses).
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A postage stamp.
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Alternative spelling of tenderize.
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The definition of dainty is delicate or small and often pretty.
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Having or resulting from a kind heart; sympathetic; kindly
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A similar orchestral work intended for independent concert performance.
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A feeling of approval of or agreement with an idea, cause, etc.
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Capable of being chewed
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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
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