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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The attribute of having been domesticated; The quality of being vapid and unsophisticated.

Usage examples (36)
  • Adjective : a tame bear. ,That lion acts as tame as a house cat. ,a very tame party. ,They kept a tame scientist around
  • But it's well worth it to experience the "tameness" of these animals.
  • The property bred for was "tameness," i.e., a tolerance of, or better a desire for, human contact.
  • That would necessitate great sameness, if not great tameness. for more
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