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1. tender

adjective. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] hurting.

Synonyms

  • sensitive
  • sore
  • painful

Antonyms

  • captor
  • bad person
  • verso
  • recto

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Tender

  • transgender
  • suspender
  • splendor
  • engender
  • defender
  • challender
  • cavender
  • callender
  • surrender
  • spender
  • slender
  • skender
  • schlender
  • offender
  • brendor
  • brender
  • blender
  • allender
  • zender
  • zehnder
  • yender
  • wender
  • vendor
  • sender
  • render
  • pender
  • lender
  • kender
  • gender
  • fender

Example sentences of the word tender


1. Noun, singular or mass
Choice ribeyes come with just enough fat to keep the meat tender and juicy.

2. Verb, past participle
Small rutabagas have tender skin and require no peeling.

Quotes containing the word tender


1. She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti

2. Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, Whose short refresh upon tender green, Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone, as it had never been.
- Samuel Daniel

3. How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

2. tender

adjective. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality.

Synonyms

  • protective
  • sentimental

Antonyms

  • hard
  • disagreement
  • former

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)

3. tender

adjective. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] young and immature.

Synonyms

  • immature

Antonyms

  • untidy
  • man

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)

4. tender

adjective. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] having or displaying warmth or affection.

Synonyms

  • affectionate
  • loving
  • warm
  • fond

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • disservice
  • worsen
  • act

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)

5. tender

adjective. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] easy to cut or chew.

Synonyms

  • tenderised
  • chewable
  • crisp
  • tenderized
  • crispy
  • cuttable
  • edible
  • eatable
  • flaky
  • comestible

Antonyms

  • inedible
  • discourteous
  • cowardly
  • spiritless

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)

6. tender

verb. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] offer or present for acceptance.

Synonyms

  • gift
  • present

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)

7. tender

adjective. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition.

Antonyms

  • nonworker

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)

8. tender

noun. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] ship that usually provides supplies to other ships.

Synonyms

  • ship

Antonyms

  • unfold
  • straight

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)

9. tender

noun. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water.

Synonyms

  • railroad car
  • railcar
  • railway car

Antonyms

  • indigestible
  • disagree
  • disapprove
  • sell

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)

10. tender

noun. ['ˈtɛndɝ'] something that can be used as an official medium of payment.

Synonyms

  • food stamp
  • medium of exchange
  • legal tender
  • stamp

Antonyms

  • far
  • stay
  • unenthusiastic
  • unexcitable

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tend (English)
  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tendere (Latin)
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