Word of the Day: Tenderly


ten-der-ly / tĕn-dər-lē


1. with kindness, gentleness and affection

Speak tenderly; let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting.

Mother Teresa, 1910 – 1997

2. In a way that is easy to cut or chew

A hot, tenderly cooked heap of rice is comfort food, just the way it is.

Tejal Rao, “Perfect Rice, Every Time”, ‘WRAL News’, www.wral.com/story/perfect-rice-every-time/17398105, March 6, 2018