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adjective as in fragile, soft

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adjective as in young, inexperienced

adjective as in painful, sore

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Example Sentences

If the team tenders Allen by March 17, his one-year salary would be $850,000.

Toubia said the company will even be able to adapt the steak to a specific country or palate, for instance, making it more or less tender, according to a consumer’s taste.

It may not be a sharp, dazzling Tully, but sometimes a tender, unpretentious Kate makes better company anyway.

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Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes.

According to Swiss press reports, younger cats in the litter are the most tender and, as such, are the preferred cat cuts.

She became an international sensation at the tender age of two—before she even started pre-school—for her abstract works of art.

Not surprisingly, a construction company in his region has already submitted a tender to build the project.

This is why she need [sic] more tender loving care than the strong ones.

Always spare, often forceful, Ryan Adams alternates tough pop songs with tender, unsparing ballads.

I cannot reconcile the idea of a tender Heavenly Father with the known horrors of war, slavery, pestilence, and insanity.

The Café tender was asleep in his chair; the porter had gone off; the sentinel alone kept awake on his post.

But she kept the same tone, and its tender archness only gave a greater sweetness to his sense of relief.

She spoke with such a serious, tender grace, that Gordon seemed stirred to his depths again.

For Lettice—the tender woman of his first acquaintance—had obviously experienced a moment of reaction.


On this page you'll find 258 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tender, such as: delicate, supple, breakable, dainty, frail, and effete.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.