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