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meek Syllabification: meek

Definition of meek in English:

adjective

Quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive: I used to call her Miss Mouse because she was so meek and mild the meek compliance of our politicians
More example sentences
  • Saskia was active and roamed around her cot, lively and feeding hungrily, while Helena was meek, quiet and still.
  • One can be quiet, meek and fun, while the other snarls, bites and attacks everything.
  • What did the Government members on that committee say, in meek, quiet voices?
Synonyms
submissive, yielding, obedient, compliant, tame, biddable, tractable, acquiescent, humble, deferential, timid, unprotesting, unresisting, like a lamb to the slaughter;
quiet, mild, gentle, docile, lamblike, shy, diffident, unassuming, self-effacing

Origin

Middle English me(o)c (also in the sense 'courteous or indulgent'), from Old Norse mjúkr 'soft, gentle'.

Derivatives

meekly

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Pronunciation: /ˈmēklē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Ham, reluctantly, accepted the former and meekly began packing up his papers.
  • Vice-chancellors meekly turn the other cheek, terrified of losing cash.
  • Peter was sitting meekly on the sofa, silently staring at the wall.

Words that rhyme with meek

antique, batik, beak, bespeak, bezique, bleak, boutique, cacique, caïque, cheek, chic, clique, creak, creek, critique, Dominique, eke, freak, geek, Greek, hide-and-seek, keek, Lalique, leak, leek, Martinique, midweek, Mozambique, Mustique, mystique, oblique, opéra comique, ortanique, peak, Peake, peek, physique, pique, pratique, reek, seek, shriek, Sikh, sleek, sneak, speak, Speke, squeak, streak, teak, technique, tongue-in-cheek, tweak, unique, veronique, weak, week, wreak

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