tame

If something is tame, it cannot surprise or injure you. It’s predictable. Tame can be used as an adjective or verb. A circus lion is tame (adjective) because it’s been tamed (verb). A “lion-tamer” beat the wildness out of it.

Sometimes tame isn’t fun — and not just for the bears who ride bicycles under the Big Top. Tame isn’t appealing when you’re going on a rollercoaster or seeing a fireworks display. If a friend tells you a concert is tame, will you rush out for tickets? Tame, however, is not all bad. Some people take anger management courses to learn to “tame their tempers.” Others work to “tame their tongues” after hurting another person with a careless comment.

Definitions of tame
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adj brought from wildness into a domesticated state

tame animals”
“fields of tame blueberries”
Synonyms:
tamed
broken, broken in
tamed or trained to obey
cultivated
no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use
docile, gentle
easily handled or managed
domestic, domesticated
converted or adapted to domestic use
tamed
brought from wildness
manipulable, tractable
easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
Antonyms:
untamed, wild
in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated
feral, ferine, savage
wild and menacing
semi-wild
partially wild
unbroken
not subdued or trained for service or use
undomesticated
not domesticated
intractable
not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
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adj very docile

tame obedience”
Synonyms:
meek
docile
willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

adj flat and uninspiring

Synonyms:
unexciting
not exciting

adj very restrained or quiet

“a tame Christmas party”
“she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed”
Synonyms:
quiet
characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
subdued
quieted and brought under control
Antonyms:
wild
marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
unquiet
characterized by unrest or disorder
chaotic, disorderly
completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained
marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
frenzied, manic
affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
unsubdued
not brought under control
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v overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

“He tames lions for the circus”
Synonyms:
domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, reclaim
domesticate
make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
Types:
break, break in
make submissive, obedient, or useful
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v correct by punishment or discipline

Synonyms:
chasten, subdue
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v make less strong or intense; soften

“The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements”
Synonyms:
moderate, tone down
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

tame the soil”
Synonyms:
cultivate, domesticate, naturalise, naturalize
Type of:
accommodate, adapt
make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

v make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

“The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog”
Synonyms:
domesticate
domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, reclaim
overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
Type of:
accommodate, adapt
make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

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