meekly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.meekly - in a submissive or spiritless manner; "meekly bowed to his wishes"
2.meekly - in a humble mannermeekly - in a humble manner; "he humbly lowered his head"
Translations
بِخَجَل، بِتَواضُع
mírně
meî hógværî
uysalca

meekly

[ˈmiːklɪ] ADV [say, accept, follow] → sumisamente, dócilmente, mansamente (liter)

meekly

advsanft, lammfromm (inf); (pej)duckmäuserisch; agreewiderspruchslos; submit, acceptwiderstandslos; listen, sit, standgeduldig

meekly

[ˈmiːklɪ] advdocilmente, umilmente

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 ?
Pierre did not understand a word, but the conviction that all this had to be grew stronger, and he meekly followed Anna Mikhaylovna who was already opening a door.
least natural of all that the Vice-Warden and 'my Lady' should be standing close beside me, discussing an open letter, which had just been handed to him by the Professor, who stood, meekly waiting, a few yards off.
Rose pulled her pet curl and put up her lip, but had to own that she was wrong, and said meekly, after a pause which threatened to be sulky
On their respectable authority he introduced himself meekly to strangers as a "black sheep.
It was wonderful that her friends should seem so little elated by the possession of such a home, that the consciousness of it should be so meekly borne.
Anne followed them meekly home and slipped in by the back door.
Now will I pray meekly every discreet person that readeth or heareth this little treatise, to have my rude inditing for excused, and my superfluity of words, for two causes.
No, you are all wrong," said the little man meekly.
White- kidded gentlemen and ladies laughed till the tears came, and clapped their hands in very ecstacy when that unhappy old woman would come meekly out for the sixth time, with uncomplaining patience, to meet a storm of hisses
When time has bound these limbs of mine with bands, And hushed mine ears, and silvered all my hair, May sorrow come not, nor a vain despair Trouble my soul that meekly girdled stands.
Guph meekly obeyed, and so all the Nomes quitted the Land of Oz forever.
I'm sorry," said Tip, meekly, "but I can't help it.