Antonyms of adj hard-bitten

1 sense of hard-bitten

Sense 1
hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious -- (tough and callous by virtue of experience)

INDIRECT (VIA tough) -> tender -- (given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother")

Similarity of adj hard-bitten

1 sense of hard-bitten

Sense 1
hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious -- (tough and callous by virtue of experience)
       => tough (vs. tender) -- (not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character")

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