Definition of meek
1 : enduring injury with patience and without resentment : mild a meek child dominated by his brothers
3 : not violent or strong : moderate his delivery varied from a meek, melodic patter to rapid-fire scriptural allusions — Bob Trebilcock
Examples of meek in a Sentence
a meek child dominated by his brothers
She may seem meek and mild but it is all an act.
Recent Examples of meek from the Web
By Vinterberg’s standards, the drama feels meek; there’s a regrettable subplot about an ailing child, and a surprising number of characters linger in the margins.
This was the strange, 55 million year old world of the early Eocene – giant birds ruled the land while the precursors of modern mammals were still small and meek.
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Origin and Etymology of meek
Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse mjūkr gentle; akin to Welsh esmwyth soft
First Known Use: 13th century
MEEK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meek for English Language Learners
: having or showing a quiet and gentle nature : not wanting to fight or argue with other people
MEEK Defined for Kids
Definition of meek for Students
: having or showing a quiet, gentle, and humble nature a meek child a meek reply
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