tender adj.

1 kind and loving

VERBS be, feel, seem | become

ADV. very | almost Her expression became soft, almost tender. | quite

PREP. towards He felt tender and loving towards her.

2 soft and easy to cut/bite

VERBS be, seem | become

ADV. beautifully, very This meat is beautifully tender. | just Boil the potatoes in salted water until just tender. | almost | quite

3 painful when touched

VERBS be, feel, look The back of my neck feels very tender. | become

ADV. very | rather, slightly