What is the opposite of tame?

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Adjective
Opposite of domesticated and tamed, especially of, or as, a pet
“The huntsman relents out of pity but also cynically reminds himself that Snow White will probably be devoured by wild animals.”
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Opposite of compliant to or willing to accept instructions
“It may be possible to chip away at recalcitrant citizens by portraying the obstinate allies as mischievous or worse.”
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Opposite of not exciting, adventurous, or controversial
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“The first half-hour of the movie was fairly dull, and then it took an exciting and interesting turn.”
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Opposite of dull and uninteresting
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Opposite of lacking energy, drive, motivation or emotion
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Opposite of bland or lacking in flavor
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Opposite of characterized by resignation or acceptance
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Opposite of lacking in originality, variation, spirit or energy
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(of climate or weather) Opposite of not aggressive or violent in nature
“A powerful storm is brewing.”
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Opposite of lacking in confidence, assertiveness or self-assurance
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Opposite of kept as a pet
“A stray dog had wandered onto our property, and our daughter would kindly offer it some food.”
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Opposite of not having or showing much imagination
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Opposite of failing to convince or impress
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Opposite of inoffensive in nature
“Feel free to raise any topics you wish to discuss, regardless of how provocative they may be.”
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Opposite of inferior or unimpressive in nature, especially in comparison
“In my personal opinion, Heath gave us a superior rendition of the Joker.”
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Opposite of lacking unusual or special aspects
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Opposite of lacking in colour, spirit, or vitality
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Opposite of harmless or producing no ill effect
“The senator enunciated some harmful commentary that would lead to unrest.”
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Opposite of gentle or pacific in nature or demeanor
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Opposite of not showy or lively
“The French composer Charles Gounod's bicentenary has been a lively affair so far.”
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Opposite of lacking energy, liveliness or animation
“Thanks to the many people for helping me through the bureaucratic labyrinths, introducing me to interesting people, and making my stay in this bustling city pleasant and enjoyable.”
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Opposite of showing a lack of courage or determination
Adjective
Opposite of lacking full energy, effort, commitment, or resolve
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Opposite of the pleasantness of warm and sunny weather
“We had to cancel our date at the beach due to overcast weather.”
Verb
Opposite of to subjugate or bring a person or group under control
“Daenerys Targaryen led a military campaign to liberate the enslaved populace of Slaver's Bay.”
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Opposite of to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
“In an ancient era, twin girls are raised as boys to prevent their wizard father from sacrificing them to intensify his supernatural powers.”
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Opposite of to forcibly impose obedience or servitude
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Opposite of to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
“Do not rush the amount of information that you provide to the learner at any one time.”
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Opposite of to tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or on a farm
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Opposite of to keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
“He is the latest candidate to unleash his anger with raw and emotional language.”
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Opposite of to overcome or defeat
“Hank was really determined to not yield to pressure from the media to quit.”
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Opposite of to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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Opposite of to prevail over
“Socrates tries, at least, to forestall the possibility that they will be led by their hope for immortality to succumb to the temptation of misology.”
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Opposite of to bring (a place or people) to a stage of social and cultural development considered to be more advanced
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Opposite of quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of
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Opposite of to make human or humane
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(of an expression) Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“You could see that he was starting to lose his cool after making some uncharacteristic unforced errors.”
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Opposite of to bring someone or something under control
“They give free rein to their children, and it is not surprising that they exhibit behaviors of entitlement and erratic temperament.”
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Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“The gas would cause me to release a loud belch.”
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Opposite of to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
“He would take deep breaths as a coping mechanism when negative thoughts and feelings were threatening to get out of control.”
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