Definition of tender
- a tender conscience
- the bruise was still tender
- tender pride
- a tender situation
- tender perennials
- never before heard the piano sound so tender
- —Elva S. Daniels
He gave her a tender look.
She was tender and loving with her new child.
Cook the pasta until it is just tender.
Her wrist was swollen and tender.
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use: 1983See Words from the same year
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