adjective \ˈmēk\

: having or showing a quiet and gentle nature : not wanting to fight or argue with other people

Full Definition of MEEK

:  enduring injury with patience and without resentment :  mild
:  deficient in spirit and courage :  submissive
:  not violent or strong :  moderate
meek·ly adverb
meek·ness noun

Examples of MEEK

  1. a meek child dominated by his brothers
  2. She may seem meek and mild but it is all an act.

Origin of MEEK

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse mjūkr gentle; akin to Welsh esmwyth soft
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to MEEK

demure, down-to-earth, lowly, humble, modest, unassuming, unpretentious
arrogant, bumptious, chesty, conceited, egotistic (or egotistical), fastuous, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-handed, high-hat, hoity-toity, huffish, huffy, imperious, lordly, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, self-asserting, self-assertive, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also toploftical), uppish, uppity
MEEKLY Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈmēk\

Definition of MEEK for Kids

:  having or showing a quiet, gentle, and humble nature <a meek child> <a meek reply>
meek·ly adverb
meek·ness noun


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