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Synonyms for tame
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tame(adj)

    flat and uninspiring

    Synonyms:
    tamed, meek

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

  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"

    Synonyms:
    tamed, meek

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

  3. tame, tamed(adj)

    brought from wildness into a domesticated state

    "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"

    Synonyms:
    tamed, meek

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

  4. meek, tame(verb)

    very docile

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

    Synonyms:
    spiritless, mild, tamed, modest, meek

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

  5. tame, chasten, subdue(verb)

    correct by punishment or discipline

    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

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

  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"

    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

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

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

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

    "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

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

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

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

    overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

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

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

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

  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"

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

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

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.

    Synonyms:
    insipid, dull

    Antonyms:
    exciting

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tame

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tame(a.)

    Synonyms:
    domesticated, domestic, mild, gentle, docile, not wild

  2. tame(a.)

    Synonyms:
    subdued, crushed, submissive

  3. tame(a.)

    Synonyms:
    spiritless, dull, flat, feeble, lean, vapid, insipid, jejune, barren, languid, prosing, prosy, prosaic, uninteresting, poor

  4. tame(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    domesticate, make tame, make docile

  5. tame(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    subdue, repress, conquer, overcome, overthrow, subjugate

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    grown, cultivated, tammy

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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. Tom Roseen:

    So if one removes those from the picture, it was a fairly tame week, with the risk-off trade really being the net flows into money market funds, that said, we did see authorized participants being net redeemers of equity ETFs to the tune of $3.2 billion, which is their third weekly redemption in four, while being net purchasers of fixed income ETFs for the third consecutive week, this week injecting $1.1 billion.

  3. AiR:

    If there is Garbage in your Mind, and it’s full of junk, it’s time to Tame your ‘Monkey Mind’, and make it into a Monk!

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    The man for whom law exists -- the man of forms, the Conservative, is a tame man.

  5. 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.


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