tame
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Old English; related to the Dutch tam and the German zahm, from an Indo-European root shared by the Latin domare and the Greek daman "tame, subdue"
Synonyms
adjective
docilegentleharmlessmanageablemild
Antonyms
adjective
harshroughviolentbright
Definition
adjectivechanged from the wild or savage state; domesticated
Examples
adjectiveA) The once-feral kitten was becoming more and more tame as he spent time with his new owner. B) The zoo lion seemed tame for the most part except for when he was hungry.
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