Definition of tamely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈteɪmli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪmli//
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  1. 1without fighting or objecting; willingly doing what other people want She’s not likely to stand by and tamely accept defeat.
  2. 2with no force or power; in a way that is not exciting The striker shot tamely wide of the goal. The play opened tamely, but got more interesting after the interval.