Definition of meek in English:

meek

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Pronunciation: /miːk
 
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adjective

Quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive: she brought her meek little husband along
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
patient, long-suffering, forbearing, resigned; gentle, quiet, shy, retiring, reverent, peaceful, peaceable, docile, lamblike, mild, demure, modest, humble, lowly, diffident, unassuming, self-effacing, unpretentious, unambitious, unobtrusivesubmissive, yielding, unresisting, obedient, compliant, tame, biddable, tractable, acquiescent, deferential, weak, timid, frightened, spineless, spiritless, unprotesting, like a lamb to the slaughter
informal weak-kneed, wimpish

Origin

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

Derivatives

meekly

adverb
More 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.

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