One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a tame elephant’
domesticated, domestic, not wild, docile, tamed, disciplined, broken, broken-in, trained, not fierce, gentle, mild, used to humans
North American housebroken
2‘a bunch of demoralized, tame civil servants always looking over their shoulders’
docile, submissive, compliant, meek, obedient, tractable, acquiescent, amenable, manageable, unresisting, passive, mild, subdued, under someone's control, under someone's thumb, suppressed, unassertive, ineffectual
3‘every businessman needs a tame lawyer at his elbow’
amenable, biddable, cooperative, available, willing
4‘network TV on Saturday night is a pretty tame affair’
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
1‘wild rabbits can be kept in captivity and eventually tamed’
domesticate, break, train, master, subdue, subjugate, bring to heel, enslave
2‘Christine had learned to tame her bad temper’
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
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