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  • adv. In a tender manner; gently; sweetly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a tender manner; with tenderness; mildly; gently; softly; in a manner not to injure or give pain; with pity or affection; kindly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a tender manner.
  • Kindly; with pity or affection; fondly.
  • With a keen sense of pain; keenly; bitterly.
  • Delicately; effeminately: as, a child tenderly reared.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with tenderness; in a tender manner

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