Synonyms of tender in English

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tender1


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adjective

1‘he looked a gentle, tender man’

SYNONYMS

caring, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, soft-hearted, tender-hearted, compassionate, sympathetic, warm, warm-hearted, feeling, fatherly, motherly, maternal, gentle, mild, benevolent, generous, giving, humane

susceptible, vulnerable

informal touchy-feely

ANTONYMS

hard-hearted, callous, unsympathetic

2‘he placed a tender kiss on Fabia's brow’

SYNONYMS

affectionate, fond, loving, emotional, warm, gentle, soft

amorous, adoring, amatory

informal lovey-dovey

3‘tender love songs’

SYNONYMS

romantic, sentimental, emotional, emotive, touching, moving, poignant, evocative

British informal soppy

4‘simmer for 25–30 minutes until the meat is tender’

SYNONYMS

easily chewed, not tough, chewable, soft, edible, eatable

succulent, juicy, ripe

tenderized

ANTONYMS

tough, leathery

5‘these flowers are tender’

SYNONYMS

delicate, easily damaged, fragile, breakable, frail

ANTONYMS

hardy

6‘her ankle was swollen and tender’

SYNONYMS

sore, painful, sensitive, inflamed, raw, red, chafed

hurting, aching, throbbing, smarting, stinging, burning, irritated, bruised, wounded, injured

7‘at the tender age of fifteen’

SYNONYMS

young, youthful

early

impressionable, inexperienced, immature, unsophisticated, unseasoned, juvenile, callow, green, raw

informal wet behind the ears

ANTONYMS

advanced

8‘the issue of conscription was a particularly tender one’

SYNONYMS

difficult, delicate, tricky, awkward, problematic, troublesome, ticklish

controversial, emotive

informal sticky

ANTONYMS

uncontroversial, straightforward


Synonyms of tender in English

: tender1tender2

tender2


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verb

1‘she tendered her resignation’

SYNONYMS

offer, proffer, present, put forward, propose, suggest, advance, submit, set before someone, extend, give, render

hand in

2‘firms of interior decorators have been tendering for the work’

SYNONYMS

bid, put in a bid, quote, give an estimate, propose a price


noun

1‘six contractors were invited to submit tenders’

SYNONYMS

bid, offer, quotation, quote, estimate, estimated price, price

proposal, submission