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meek

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adjective \ˈmēk\

Simple Definition of meek

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

Full Definition of meek

  1. 1 :  enduring injury with patience and without resentment :  mild

  2. 2 :  deficient in spirit and courage :  submissive

  3. 3 :  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



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