Synonyms of tender in English

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tender1


See definition of tender

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


See definition of tender

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