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What is the opposite of tender?

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Adjective
Opposite of lacking bodily or structural strength
“It's a lightweight, luggable chassis that combines rugged good looks with robust construction.”
Adjective
Opposite of young or immature in age
“He went on to become a student at the University of Leipzig, where he earned a doctoral degree at the mature age of 23.”
Adjective
Opposite of inexperienced or vulnerable, typically due to one's youth
“People said he was an educated man and that he had traveled all over the world.”
Adjective
Opposite of gentle, kind or affectionate in manner or behavior
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“Treating people like pawns and playthings in your own private emotional board game is cruel and callous.”
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Opposite of showing gentleness, kindness, and affection
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“Your cold and heartless actions, lack of love and compassion, caused the destruction of a perfectly good family.”
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Opposite of provoking strong emotions
“What we have is a rational and somewhat unemotional story about retributive punishment.”
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Opposite of suggestive of lustful or amorous intentions
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“Although inspired by love, it was an utterly unsensual dream.”
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Opposite of not harsh in nature or effect
“Lena grudgingly accepted my observation that her harsh parenting style was having a deleterious effect on Aaron's functioning and their relationship.”
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Opposite of painful when touched
“After about 24 hours, gangrene had set in, and the swelling became cold and painless to the touch.”
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Opposite of requiring tact or careful handling
“While all this might seem sensible and uncontroversial, the problem is the motivation behind it.”
Adjective
(of food) Opposite of easy to chew
“The beef was so leathery that I abandoned it as soon as the spicy duck arrived.”
Adjective
Opposite of affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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.”
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(of words or language) Opposite of soothing and not harsh or angry
“They might be saying little in public but under the cloak of anonymity, plenty of harsh words are being uttered.”
Adjective
(of produce) Opposite of deliciously juicy and tender from having been ripened
“It must be eaten ripe since latex and tannin present in the unripe fruit give it an unpleasantly astringent taste.”
Adjective
Opposite of relaxed or leisurely
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
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Opposite of arousing feelings of sympathy or gratitude
Adjective
Opposite of conducive to or characterized by the expression of love or affection
“After a dinner of slimy, lukewarm ramen noodles, they spent an unromantic night shivering on the lumpy ground in a flimsy tent surrounded by animal noises.”
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Opposite of weak or lacking in physical strength
“We watched a group of strong construction workers convey a large concrete block across the street with relative ease.”
Adjective
(of a wound) Opposite of sore or painful, typically from being freshly inflicted
“On some Triceratops fossils, both on the face and on the frill, there are healed puncture wounds.”
Adjective
Opposite of serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
Adjective
Opposite of succulent or deliciously full of juice(s)
Verb
Opposite of to put forward for consideration or acceptance
“Gareth would jeer and tell her cousins that she was a little ninny, and the librarian might withdraw her offer to let Hetty use the Reading Room.”
Verb
Opposite of to put forward for consideration
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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.”
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Opposite of to yield or produce as a result of an investment of money, time or effort
“For the simple case of a competitive market, it would appear that producers might well lose profits from increased metering.”
Verb
Opposite of to offer or grant (help or services) freely
“Some people decline volunteer work and seek paid positions because of a feeling that pay is the criterion of professional standing.”
Adverb
Opposite of in a tender or affectionate way
“If they sense that I will judge them harshly, they will stop being honest with me.”
Noun
Opposite of money in the form of coins
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Opposite of a plan or suggestion, especially a formal or written one, put forward for consideration by others
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Opposite of money or cash
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Opposite of money, especially in the form of small beads made from polished shells
Noun
Opposite of money in coins or notes, as distinct from cheques, money orders, or credit
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