Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an untender manner; without affection.

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Examples

  • Earl of Angus on this occasion have been very untenderly handled by

    England under the Tudors

  • It was the first time he had touched her untenderly; and she quivered in every nerve.

    Captain Desmond, V.C.

  • He throws it down untenderly beside the papers; then folds his arms, and is looking at it with grim distaste when Lady Cicely enters.

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion

  • From the dish-pan which stood upon the hearth half full of dirty water and some of the breakfast dishes, she took a greasy dish-cloth, wrung it out carefully, and with it proceeded to wash, not untenderly, the festering heads, faces and fingers of her children, resorting from time to time to the dish-pan for a fresh supply of water.

    The Foreigner A Tale of Saskatchewan

  • I saw myself far remote from her, and though she never spoke of him again I divined that her thoughts dwelt not untenderly on his memory.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne : a Novel

  • The man could not rise, and Griswold dragged him not untenderly out of the way of the others.

    The Price

  • He gave King a wallop on the jaw; King came back with a jolt on the chin, and the two embraced untenderly.

    In Happy Valley

  • ... because I loved him tenderly (and love him), ... and hoped that he loved me back again even if the proofs came untenderly sometimes -- yet

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

  • a little, not untenderly, as she thought of Althea.

    Franklin Kane

  • And if I fall whilst you escape, be it your office to break the tidings to my mother and my gentle Anne; for methinks, were it told them suddenly or untenderly, their hearts would break with the sorrow. "

    In the Wars of the Roses A Story for the Young

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