from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or state of being untamed. Also untameableness.


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  • Her subtle interferences -- a mere word yesterday, another the day before -- were having more success than she imagined, not realizing how much they were aided by that frantic untamableness to love's yoke, which, in Hilary only less than in Anna, qualified every word and motion.

    Kincaid's Battery George Washington Cable 1884

  • There is no study more curious and interesting, and I am fond of tracing the two elements of character visible in Italian society, and every individual Italian, as they flow down from the remotest times to these: the one element, that capacity for intellectual culture of the highest degree; the other element, that utter untamableness of passion and feeling.

    Italian Journeys William Dean Howells 1878

  • These are in effect as follows, viz.: Our domestic dog is derived from a species, one or more, akin to the wolf, the jackal, and the fox; to a group of animals not characterized by great native intelligence, but distinguished for their ferocity and their general untamableness.

    Domesticated Animals Their Relation to Man and to his Advancement in Civilization Nathaniel Southgate Shaler 1873


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