Tamest
Tame Tame, a. [Compar. {Tamer}; superl. {Tamest}.] [AS. tam; akin to D. tam, G. zahm, OHG. zam, Dan. & Sw. tam, Icel. tamr, L. domare to tame, Gr. ?, Skr. dam to be tame, to tame, and perhaps to E. beteem. [root]61. Cf. {Adamant}, {Diamond}, {Dame}, {Daunt}, {Indomitable}.] 1. Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird. [1913 Webster]

2. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless. [1913 Webster]

Tame slaves of the laborious plow. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

3. Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Gentle; mild; meek. See {Gentle}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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