tamely


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tame

 (tām)
adj. tam·er, tam·est
1. Brought from wildness into a domesticated or tractable state.
2. Naturally unafraid; not timid: "The sea otter is gentle and relatively tame" (Peter Matthiessen).
3. Submissive; docile; fawning: tame obedience.
4. Insipid; flat: a tame birthday party.
5. Sluggish; languid; inactive: a tame river.
tr.v. tamed, tam·ing, tames
1. To make tame; domesticate: tame a wild horse.
2. To subdue or curb: tamed his explosive anger.
3. To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state: needed some gel to tame his hair.

[Middle English, from Old English tam; see demə- in Indo-European roots.]

tam′a·ble, tame′a·ble adj.
tame′ly adv.
tame′ness n.
tam′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.tamely - in a tame manner; "the labour movement allowed itself to be run out of power tamely"
Translations
مُدَجَّنا، مُطيعاً
krotce
tamt
af hlÿîni
krotko
uslu uslu

tamely

[ˈteɪmlɪ] ADVdócilmente

tamely

adv (= meekly)zahm; agree, accept, surrenderlahm

tamely

[ˈteɪmlɪ] adv (agree) → docilmente

tame

(teim) adjective
1. (of animals) used to living with people; not wild or dangerous. He kept a tame bear as a pet.
2. dull; not exciting. My job is very tame.
verb
to make tame. It is impossible to tame some animals.
ˈtamely adverb
ˈtameness noun
ˈtameable adjective
(negative untameable) able to be tamed.
References in classic literature ?
No, sir; not yet, said Stubb, emboldened, I will not tamely be called a dog, sir.
But shall this crazed old man be tamely suffered to drag a whole ship's company down to doom with him?
The manners of Porthos are therefore prettier than the manners of David, who when he has sent me to hide from him behind a tree sometimes comes not in search, and on emerging tamely from my concealment I find him playing other games entirely forgetful of my existence.
Molly had too much spirit to bear this treatment tamely.
he looked for the termination of his phrase, but could not find exactly what he wanted, so finished rather tamely, "in which you have to look alive.
Men come tamely home at night only from the next field or street, where their household echoes haunt, and their life pines because it breathes its own breath over again; their shadows, morning and evening, reach farther than their daily steps.
If it were not for your situation, Helen, I would not submit to it so tamely.
Tantalised, enraged by the clumsy insensitiveness of the conductor, who put the stress on the wrong places, and annoyed by the vast flock of the audience tamely praising and acquiescing without knowing or caring, so she was not tantalized and enraged, only here, with eyes half-shut and lips pursed together, the atmosphere of forced solemnity increased her anger.
This will be a regularly merry Christmas to me, with presents in the morning, you and letters in the afternoon, and a party at night," said Amy, as they alighted among the ruins of the old fort, and a flock of splendid peacocks came trooping about them, tamely waiting to be fed.
I should not settle tamely down into being the forbearing party; I should assign you your share of labour, and compel you to accomplish it, or else it should be left undone: I should insist, also, on your keeping some of those drawling, half-insincere complaints hushed in your own breast.
O, daughter, disinherited and wandering as we are, the worst evil which befalls our race is, that when we are wronged and plundered, all the world laughs around, and we are compelled to suppress our sense of injury, and to smile tamely, when we would revenge bravely.
how he wished he had played the manlier part; how he despised himself that he had fled that fatal neighbourhood when all was quiet, and should now be tamely travelling back when it was thronging with avengers!