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Antonyms for tame
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tame(adj)

    flat and uninspiring

    Antonyms:
    delirious, undomesticated, unregenerate, chaotic, mad, frenzied, ferine, obstinate, untamed, wild, semi-wild, disorderly, excited, savage, unrestrained, feral, frantic, unbroken, manic, unsubdued, stubborn, exciting

    Synonyms:
    tamed, meek

  2. tame(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"

    Antonyms:
    unsubdued, savage, disorderly, mad, semi-wild, feral, chaotic, frenzied, unbroken, wild, undomesticated, ferine, unregenerate, frantic, manic, stubborn, delirious, unrestrained, excited, obstinate, exciting, untamed

    Synonyms:
    tamed, meek

  3. tame, tamed(adj)

    brought from wildness into a domesticated state

    "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"

    Antonyms:
    stubborn, unrestrained, wild, delirious, untamed, exciting, unbroken, feral, ferine, frantic, frenzied, savage, undomesticated, unregenerate, chaotic, semi-wild, manic, obstinate, unsubdued, excited, disorderly, mad

    Synonyms:
    tamed, meek

  4. meek, tame(verb)

    very docile

    "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

    Antonyms:
    obstinate, unregenerate, mad, manic, semi-wild, disorderly, delirious, frantic, wild, undomesticated, feral, chaotic, exciting, unsubdued, ferine, unbroken, untamed, excited, stubborn, unrestrained, frenzied, savage

    Synonyms:
    spiritless, mild, tamed, modest, meek

  5. tame, chasten, subdue(verb)

    correct by punishment or discipline

    Antonyms:
    wild, delirious, mad, unsubdued, stubborn, undomesticated, unrestrained, exciting, savage, unregenerate, disorderly, obstinate, untamed, unbroken, frantic, frenzied, ferine, manic, excited, chaotic, feral, semi-wild

    Synonyms:
    chasten, get over, domesticate, naturalise, master, inhibit, conquer, moderate, quash, cultivate, surmount, objurgate, castigate, domesticise, reclaim, suppress, temper, tone down, crucify, subjugate, correct, reduce, subdue, curb, stamp down, domesticize, subordinate, mortify, chastise, overcome, naturalize, keep down, repress

  6. tone down, moderate, tame(verb)

    make less strong or intense; soften

    "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

    Antonyms:
    disorderly, frantic, feral, semi-wild, undomesticated, exciting, unbroken, untamed, frenzied, stubborn, manic, mad, wild, unregenerate, savage, unsubdued, chaotic, obstinate, excited, unrestrained, ferine, delirious

    Synonyms:
    lead, temper, muffle, mince, hold in, cultivate, mute, domesticize, naturalise, control, chair, moderate, hold, reclaim, naturalize, check, domesticate, soften, tone down, domesticise, damp, dampen, chasten, curb, dull, subdue, contain

  7. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame(verb)

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

    "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

    Antonyms:
    chaotic, feral, unbroken, delirious, obstinate, disorderly, ferine, exciting, untamed, frenzied, wild, unsubdued, stubborn, unregenerate, undomesticated, excited, manic, unrestrained, mad, semi-wild, savage, frantic

    Synonyms:
    reclaim, educate, naturalise, cultivate, domesticize, civilize, school, moderate, crop, work, naturalize, domesticise, domesticate, tone down, train, civilise, chasten, subdue

  8. domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame(verb)

    overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

    "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"

    Antonyms:
    ferine, frantic, unsubdued, mad, unrestrained, frenzied, semi-wild, savage, obstinate, untamed, excited, exciting, manic, unbroken, feral, delirious, chaotic, wild, unregenerate, stubborn, undomesticated, disorderly

    Synonyms:
    recover, reclaim, chasten, naturalise, cultivate, domesticize, regenerate, naturalize, moderate, rectify, domesticise, domesticate, tone down, repossess, reform, subdue

  9. domesticate, tame(verb)

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

    "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"

    Antonyms:
    savage, frantic, semi-wild, excited, exciting, unbroken, mad, unregenerate, unsubdued, stubborn, ferine, unrestrained, disorderly, wild, obstinate, chaotic, frenzied, undomesticated, delirious, untamed, manic, feral

    Synonyms:
    naturalize, chasten, subdue, domesticise, reclaim, moderate, tone down, domesticate, cultivate, naturalise, domesticize

Wiktionary

  1. tame(adjective)

    Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact

    The lion was quite tame.

    Antonyms:
    gentle

  2. tame(adjective)

    Not exciting

    This party is too tame for me.

    Antonyms:
    exciting

    Synonyms:
    insipid, dull

  3. tame(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    wild

  4. tame(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    wild

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tame

    One who is docile is easily taught; one who is tractable is easily led; one who is pliant is easily bent in any direction; compliant represents one as inclined or persuaded to agreement with another's will. Compare DUTY.

    Antonyms:
    determined, dogged, firm, inflexible, intractable, obstinate, opinionated, resolute, self-willed, stubborn, unyielding, wilful

    Synonyms:
    amenable, compliant, docile, gentle, manageable, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, teachable, tractable, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tame

    Antonyms:
    undomesticated, unreclaimed, untamed, unbroken, savage, wild, fierce, spirited, animated, ferine, interesting, exciting, stirring, lively

    Synonyms:
    domesticated, reclaimed, tamed, subjugated, broken, gentle, mild, docile, meek, spiritless, tedious, dull, flat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tame(a)

    Synonyms:
    docile, domesticated, gentle, prosy, dull, vapid, submissive, subdued

  2. tame(v)

    Synonyms:
    domesticate, reclaim, break, discipline, subjugate, conquer, repress

How to use tame in a sentence?

  1. Plato:

    Man...is a tame or civilized animal never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Managing jealous people and their jealousy in your life can be one of the most difficult tasks, nonetheless it's not entirely impossible. The best cure for Jealousy is proven to be Love, because the green-eyed monster cannot simply survive in the environment that is filled with love, compassion and kindness. Only Love empowers you to boomerang Jealousy back to her source, resulting in burning the Jealous person in the fury and fire of Jealousy. Love is thus the only strongest and most effective way to tame that green-eyed monster in your world.

  3. Tom Roseen:

    The Federal Reserve's dovish tone in its March meeting minutes along with tame wage growth numbers and news that the IMF lowered its outlook for global economic growth to 3.3% for 2019 were boons for longer-dated bond securities, investors were betting that neither the Fed nor other central banks were likely to hike rates anytime soon.

  4. George Herbert:

    Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.

  5. Lydia M. Child:

    Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame.

How to pronounce tame?

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How to say tame in sign language?

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