As a kid, I was bullied -- for being Jewish. This was upsetting, but compared to what my parents and grandparents had faced, it felt tame. Because we truly believed that anti-Semitism was fading. And we were wrong. Over the last two years, nearly 20,000 Jews have left Europe to find higher ground. And earlier this year, I was at the Israeli embassy when President Obama stated the sad truth. He said: ‘We must confront the reality that around the world, anti-Semitism is on the rise. We cannot deny it.’

  • Steven Spielberg Commencement Speech, Harvard University, May 2016

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  • gentle, mild... – Centaurus Jun 3 '17 at 15:49
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    One definition of tame as a verb in Merriam-Webster's Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary (2003) is " to tone down : SOFTEN." The word as used in your example is essentially the adjective form of this sense of the verb—in effect, it means "relatively manageable, tolerable, or minor." Although the Eleventh Collegiate doesn't provide a truly apt definition of tame as an adjective in the relevant sense (the closest it comes is "made docile and submissive : SUBDUED" or "lacking spirit, zest, interest, or the capacity to excite : INSIPID"), I think the question borders on general reference. – Sven Yargs Jun 3 '17 at 20:12

'Pale, in comparison'; mild; easy to handle.

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