Synonyms of tame in English:

tame


See definition of tame

adjective

1‘a tame elephant’

SYNONYMS

domesticated, domestic, not wild, docile, tamed, disciplined, broken, broken-in, trained, not fierce, gentle, mild, used to humans

pet

British house-trained

North American housebroken

ANTONYMS

wild, fierce

2‘a bunch of demoralized, tame civil servants always looking over their shoulders’

SYNONYMS

docile, submissive, compliant, meek, obedient, tractable, acquiescent, amenable, manageable, unresisting, passive, mild, subdued, under someone's control, under someone's thumb, suppressed, unassertive, ineffectual

ANTONYMS

independent

3‘every businessman needs a tame lawyer at his elbow’

SYNONYMS

amenable, biddable, cooperative, available, willing

ANTONYMS

uncooperative

4‘network TV on Saturday night is a pretty tame affair’

SYNONYMS

unexciting, uninteresting, uninspired, uninspiring, dull, bland, flat, insipid, spiritless, pedestrian, vapid, lifeless, dead, colourless, run-of-the-mill, mediocre, ordinary, prosaic, humdrum, boring, tedious, tiresome, wearisome

harmless, safe, unobjectionable, inoffensive, mainstream

informal wishy-washy

ANTONYMS

exciting, adventurous


verb

1‘wild rabbits can be kept in captivity and eventually tamed’

SYNONYMS

domesticate, break, train, master, subdue, subjugate, bring to heel, enslave

2‘Christine had learned to tame her bad temper’

SYNONYMS

subdue, curb, control, calm, master, bring to heel, tone down, water down, moderate, mitigate, tranquillize, overcome, discipline, suppress, repress, mollify, humble, cow, pacify, mellow, mute, temper, soften, bridle, get the better of, get a grip on

informal lick