from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a tender manner; gently; sweetly.

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

  • adverb with tenderness; in a tender manner


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