or tame·a·ble

[tey-muh-buh l]


able to be tamed.

Origin of tamable

First recorded in 1545–55; tame + -able
Related formstam·a·bil·i·ty, tam·a·ble·ness, nounun·tam·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for untamable

Contemporary Examples of untamable

  • Is the NYPD a force unto itself, untamable, as dark sometimes as the streets it patrols?

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    Ray Kelly's Lonely War

    Wayne Barrett

    November 8, 2011

Historical Examples of untamable

  • He was a truculent, untamable rough, evidently inspired with gin.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • Dexterity and a cool wit were a match for the pirate's untamable strength.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer

    Ralph D. Paine

  • It is of wild gardens solely, an untamed and untamable beauty.

    In the Open

    Stanton Davis Kirkham

  • Speaking of the Lynx, he says:—But it is not, as is supposed, untamable.

  • The she-lion and tiger are more terrible and untamable than the male.

    My Wife and I

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

British Dictionary definitions for untamable




(of an animal or person) not capable of being tamed, subdued, or made obedient
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