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meek

Syllabification: meek
Pronunciation: /mēk
 
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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

1
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.

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