Maternal and Tender


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Maternal adjective – Of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother.
Tender and maternal are semantically related in protective topic. In some cases you can use "Tender" instead an adjective "Maternal".
Nearby Words: maternity, maternally
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Tender adjective – Easily injured without careful handling.
Maternal and tender are semantically related in caring topic. You can use "Maternal" instead an adjective "Tender".
Nearby Words: tendering, tendered, tenderness, tenderly, tenderize
Synonyms for Tender

Things that words describes

love maternal love tender love
character maternal character tender character
nature maternal nature tender nature
way maternal way tender way
Other nouns: emotions.

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