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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

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 for "tame":

    grown, cultivated, tammy

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How to use tame in a sentence?

  1. --Henry David Thoreau:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

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

  4. Elvis Presley:

    Man, I was tame compared to what they do now, are you kidding ? All that I ever did was just jiggle.

  5. George Herbert:

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

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