What is the opposite of tender?

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Adjective
Opposite of lacking bodily strength
Adjective
Opposite of young, inexperienced, or vulnerable
Adjective
Opposite of showing gentleness, kindness, and affection
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Opposite of requiring tact or careful handling
Adjective
(of food) Opposite of easy to cut or chew
Adjective
(of words or language) Opposite of expressing conciliation, or gentleness
“They might be saying little in public but under the cloak of anonymity, plenty of harsh words are being uttered.”
Adjective
Opposite of kind or lenient, often to excess
“His parents were strict disciplinarians who often had unrealistic expectations.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing to assist or give aid
“She was as unobliging as they come, refusing to get up for an elderly woman standing tired on her old legs.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing enthusiasm, affection, or kindness
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“We were greeted by a pair of unfriendly staff members who were content with doing their jobs perfunctorily.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to love or to sexual relationships
Adjective
Opposite of easily damaged, injured, or distressed by slight changes
“I am not as resistant to pain as everyone makes me out to be.”
Adjective
Opposite of very pleasing to the sense of taste
Adjective
Opposite of having qualities or an appearance traditionally associated with women
Adjective
Opposite of lacking or shed of clothing
Adjective
Opposite of providing physical comfort
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
Adjective
Opposite of excessively sentimental
Adjective
Opposite of arousing feelings of sympathy or gratitude
Adjective
Opposite of serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
Adjective
Opposite of lacking bodily strength
Adjective
Opposite of lacking bodily strength
Adjective
Opposite of lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness
Adjective
Opposite of feeling or showing anger
Adjective
Opposite of fully grown or developed
Adjective
Opposite of arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness
Verb
Opposite of to put before another for acceptance or consideration
Verb
Opposite of to put before another for acceptance or consideration
Verb
Opposite of to bring forward into existence or to introduce
“I question the validity of Superman's ability to conceal his identity solely behind a pair of glasses.”
Noun
Opposite of a plan or suggestion, especially a formal or written one, put forward for consideration by others
Noun
Opposite of money in the form of coins
Noun
Opposite of small beads made from polished shells, especially white ones, formerly used as money and jewelry by certain Native American peoples
Noun
Opposite of the official currency, in the form of banknotes or coins, issued by a government
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Opposite of money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful or gained in a dishonourable way
Noun
Opposite of an approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship
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