tameness


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Synonyms for tameness

the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated

the attribute of having been domesticated

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The tameness of the birds and lizards is as nothing when compared to the fearless confidence of this insect.
You're not going away in any kind of spirit, Hudson, I hope," said my father, with a tameness which mad my blood boil.
ere long he inquired wistfully-- wondering, I suppose, at my continued silence and tameness, the result rather of weakness than of will.
That the response in Malki Bakodesh deviated from the halakhic attitude of political tameness that dominated Jewish political thought for more than a millennium of Jewish existence in the Exile was undoubtedly true.
She was of Quaker family; and perhaps it was that the very tameness to which she had been accustomed gave my free and independent manner the charm of freshness, to her taste.
Facebook commenters expressed their shock at the video's contents, especially the tameness of the animals:
Making a wisecrack at the expense of Chekhov's seeming tameness, Posner told his friend that he should really adapt The Seagull and call it Stupid Fucking Bird.
Socrates cultivates this combination of tameness and ferocity through a program of education in gymnastic, what could be called musical education, (49) and philosophy.
The genetics of adrenal size and tameness in colour phase foxes.
The cometarium turns the complex physics that underlies a comet's motion in space into the indomitable and certain roll of meshed gearing, he says, though in the end the tameness portrayed by the cometarium turns out to be a chimera; the comet is a beast that moves beyond the certainty encoded within finely interlocking gears.
More recently, Katharina's father, often chastised for the tameness of his own productions, championed the idea of Bayreuth as a workshop (Werkstatt Bayreuth) in which creative artists would be given the freedom to experiment with the presentation and interpretation of the Wagner canon.
MacFarlane, walking by night two centuries later and a train ride from home, consciously resorted to nightfall for 'the wildness' which the dark restored to a Lake District 'loved into tameness by its millions of visitors' (2007: 192-193).
American minks (Neovison vison) bred for tameness over 15 generations had tameness-associated variants in 525 genes, including 82 that were also changed in the rats.
During their domestication of more than 5000 years, they experienced several changes of behavior and reproductive success leading to a high annual reproduction rate, tameness, and reduction of territorial aggressiveness.