Of or relating to tender acts. Compassion, warmth, affection, gentleness.

Opposite of cruelty, violence, sadism, callousness, cynicism, bitterness.
"If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast, it only gets a R-rating, but if, God forbid, a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast, it gets an X-rating. Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?"
-Sally Struthers

Adam stroked Kevin's hair, holding him with infinite tenderness while Kevin sobbed from a horrible day.

Ellie's rigid expression melted into tenderness as she saw her daughter running toward her.
by Lorelili December 13, 2010
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An upset caucasian woman who is easily persuaded by the comforting words of an African American male. Often used in love ballads as a filler word. The ambiguity of the word adds to the it's allure.
All you need in your life is love and tenderness.
by Chad G Funk June 27, 2008
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Someone “on Tender" is a new Tinder user unfamiliar with the ethos, etiquette and mentality, comprising the app’s dualistic sociality of idealized, YOLO-ironic hookup culture and societally significant Millennial sexual progressiveness, resulting in a lack of matches and an overly innocent approach to interacting with matches.
Although Mark only recently joined Tinder, little does he know he's actually On Tender: One month in, and due to his shy nature, sense of propriety, and fear of meaningless sex, he has only 14 matches, two responses from those matches, and zero dates.
by 1<l10mmm October 28, 2016
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Lack of temperment in handling rough or hot objects.
"Youch! Will you grab that pan for me? I have tenderitis."
by Animonger June 3, 2020
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Being soft, weak, to sensitive, to emotional
This dude was all crying because his bitch cheated I said " aye bro pull yo pants up and quit being so tender" .
by QT PYE January 20, 2015
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When a person's bunghole is sore from explosive diarrhea. In severe cases you may even need some Preperation H or baby wipes.
Damn, Weej, your cookin' gave me tender A.
by weej December 18, 2004
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A goaltender of the hockey descent.
The tender made a flashy glove save on the opposing team's penalty shot.
by Bdizzle007 May 13, 2010
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