Antonyms of adj hard-boiled

3 senses of hard-boiled

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")

Sense 2
case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled -- (used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge")

INDIRECT (VIA hard) -> soft -- (compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children")

Sense 3
hard-boiled -- ((eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid)

INDIRECT (VIA cooked) -> raw -- (not treated with heat to prepare it for eating)

Similarity of adj hard-boiled

3 senses of hard-boiled

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")

Sense 2
case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled -- (used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge")
       => hard (vs. soft) -- (dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";)

Sense 3
hard-boiled -- ((eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid)
       => cooked (vs. raw) -- (having been prepared for eating by the application of heat)

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