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Definition of meek in English:

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, unobtrusive
informal weak-kneed, wimpish

Origin

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

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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