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Definition of untender

1 : not tender in manner or approach : not gentle or sympathetic an amusing companion … but fundamentally an unloving, untender woman— C. D. Lewis so young and so untender— Shakespeare
2 archaic : not guided or influenced by religious feelings
3 : not soft or fragile : not easily hurt : tough my throat was stiff and my jaw was not untender— Raymond Chandler

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Other Words from untender

untenderly adverb
untenderness noun

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“Untender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untender. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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