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MEEK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does meek mean? 

MEEK (adjective)
  The adjective MEEK has 3 senses:

1. humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
2. very docile
3. evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant

  Familiarity information: MEEK used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEEK (adjective)


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Meaning:

Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

Synonyms:

meek; mild; modest

Context example:

meek and self-effacing

Similar:

humble (marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful)


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Meaning:

Very docile

Synonyms:

meek; tame

Context examples:

tame obedience / meek as a mouse

Similar:

docile (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed)


Sense 3meek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant

Synonyms:

spiritless; meek

Context examples:

compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others / a fine fiery blast against meek conformity / she looked meek but had the heart of a lion / was submissive and subservient

Similar:

submissive (inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination)


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