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
Tiny, meek Beatriz poses no real threat to the self-congratulatory tone of the event, or so Cathy assumes.
Richards said, speaking in a meek voice, before she was sentenced in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.
Yet Curry shuns the option in favor of the meek route.
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.
In the movies, compliance officers are usually the meek ones wearing glasses, hidden in windowless rooms at the end of long hallways.
Heart of gold, voice so sweet, diligent servant, mild and meek, Lover of life, music, and me, was the angel that filled this space.
BMW Chief Executive Officer Harald Krueger has overseen a meek revamp of the 5-Series sedan since taking over in 2015, and held off on launching new standalone electric models.
House Republican leaders canceled a vote on the health care bill in March because disgruntled conservatives said the measure was too meek while GOP moderates said its cuts were too deep.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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
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Definition of meek for Students
: having or showing a quiet, gentle, and humble nature a meek child a meek reply
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