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or tameable

[tey-muh-buh l] /ˈteɪ mə bəl/
able to be tamed.
Origin of tamable
First recorded in 1545-55; tame + -able
Related forms
tamability, tamableness, noun
untamable, adjective Unabridged
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  • He was a handsome boy, dark, with a face that showed his breeding; but he was the wildest, most untamable I ever knew.

    That Affair at Elizabeth Burton E. Stevenson
  • The untamable Ishmaelitish thing that Egdon now was it always had been.

    The Hardy Country Charles G. Harper
  • Charlotte waited anxiously for their return, fearing some outbreak of impatience or disdain on the part of her untamable sister.

    Emily Bront A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  • They recognize that of all the forces with which they deal an idea is the greatest and the most untamable.

    A Grammar of Freethought Chapman Cohen
  • The Dutch farmers hunted him down and shot him at sight, for indeed he was untamable.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • She believes that he has an untamable, uncontrollable temperament.

  • Its untamable inhabitants are described by the geographer Strabo as being "wilder than the wild beasts."

    Seekers after God Frederic William Farrar
  • Behold, the reckless, untamable male knights will do for it.

    Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
  • In general, I believe these are quiet and peaceable beasts, but they are subject to a kind of madness which makes them untamable.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
British Dictionary definitions for untamable


(of an animal or person) not capable of being tamed, subdued, or made obedient
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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