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tame

adjective

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1 changed from the wild state so as to become useful and obedient to humans
  • every evening, a wild Canada goose is at the food trough with our tame geese

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2 causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest
  • that action movie was so tame I fell asleep about 20 minutes into it

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tame

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of tame (Entry 2 of 2)

to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • try to tame your language when you're in front of the kids

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The first known use of tame was before the 12th century

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“Tame.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tame. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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