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meek

 (mēk)
adj. meek·er, meek·est
1. Showing patience and humility; gentle.
2. Easily imposed on; submissive.

[Middle English meke, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse mjūkr, soft.]

meek′ly adv.
meek′ness n.

meek

(miːk)
adj
1. patient, long-suffering, or submissive in disposition or nature; humble
2. spineless or spiritless; compliant
3. an obsolete word for gentle
[C12: related to Old Norse mjūkr amenable; compare Welsh mwytho to soften]
ˈmeekly adv
ˈmeekness n

meek

(mik)

adj. -er, -est.
1. humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.
2. overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame.
3. Obs. gentle; kind.
[1150–1200; Middle English meke, meoc < Old Norse mjūkr soft, mild, meek]
meek′ly, adv.
meek′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meek - humble in spirit or mannermeek - humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
humble - marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
2.meek - very docilemeek - very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
3.meek - evidencing little spirit or couragemeek - evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
submissive - inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"

meek

adjective
2. spineless, weak, tame, boneless, weak-kneed (informal), spiritless, unresisting, wussy (slang), wimpish or wimpy (informal) He may be self-effacing, but he certainly isn't meek.
Quotations
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth" Bible: St. Matthew
"It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it" [Kin Hubbard]

meek

adjective
1. Having or expressing feelings of humility:
2. Easily managed or handled:
Translations
وَديع، خَجول، مُتواضِع
мек
mírnýtrpělivý
nöyrä
hógvær, skapmildur
nuolankusromiairomumasromus
pazemīgs, lēnprātīgs
Ödmjuk
uysalyumuşak başlı

meek

[miːk]
A. ADJ (meeker (compar) (meekest (superl))) (= submissive) [person] → sumiso, dócil, manso (liter); [voice, acceptance] → sumiso
meek and mildcomo una malva
as meek as a lambmás manso que un cordero
B. NPL the meek (Rel) → los mansos
blessed are the meekbienaventurados los mansos

meek

[ˈmiːk] adjdoux(douce), humble

meek

adj (+er)sanft(mütig), lammfromm (inf); (pej)duckmäuserisch; (= uncomplaining)duldsam, geduldig; voiceschüchtern; acceptancewiderstandslos; as meek as a lambsanft wie ein Lamm; don’t be so meek and mildlass dir doch nicht (immer) alles gefallen!
n (Bibl) the meek pldie Sanftmütigen pl

meek

[miːk] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → mite, umile
meek and mild → mite come un agnello

meek

(miːk) adjective
humble and not likely to complain, argue, react strongly etc. a meek little man.
ˈmeekly adverb
ˈmeekness noun
References in classic literature ?
If gentlemen approach her chair, a deeper quiescence, a meeker modesty settles on her features, and clothes her general mien; observe then her eyebrows, et dites-moi s'il n'y a pas du chat dans l'un et du renard dans l'autre.
I am surprised to find him a meeker man than I had thought, and less imposing in appearance.
Farebrother, the Vicar's white-haired mother, befrilled and kerchiefed with dainty cleanliness, up right, quick-eyed, and still under seventy; Miss Noble, her sister, a tiny old lady of meeker aspect, with frills and kerchief decidedly more worn and mended; and Miss Winifred Farebrother, the Vicar's elder sister, well-looking like himself, but nipped and subdued as single women are apt to be who spend their lives in uninterrupted subjection to their elders.
After several years in the monastery, serving as infirmarian -- the monk who cares for monks who are sick -- Meeker began to hear a call: "Come away and be alone with me.
For Akron, Ohio-based David Meeker, executive vice-president of Edward Howard & Co.
A parry in the charming tea garden paid homage to Jess Meeker long the Pillow's music director, while inside "the barn," Ted Shawn's original theater, John Lindquist's photos showed Meeker in 1938, dapper in an era when men still wore white suits.
The company's sun care line, Banana Boat, continued to outperform the category as a whole by far last year, according to vice president of marketing Ken Meeker.
SAN FRANCISCO -- DocuSign, the global leader in electronic signature, announced today that industry veteran and business icon Mary Meeker has joined the company's board of directors.
But after two decades of running the business and five years running another one before it, Meeker said it was time for a change.
Mary Meeker, the former Wall Street research analyst, analyzes the Internet trends and consumption pattern of users suggesting that on an average a person checks their smartphone 150 times a day.
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