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 Dictionary entry overview: What does meekly mean? 

MEEKLY (adverb)
  The adverb MEEKLY has 2 senses:

1. in a submissive or spiritless manner
2. in a humble manner

  Familiarity information: MEEKLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MEEKLY (adverb)

Sense 1meekly [BACK TO TOP]


In a submissive or spiritless manner

Context example:

meekly bowed to his wishes


meek (evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant)

Sense 2meekly [BACK TO TOP]


In a humble manner


humbly; meekly

Context example:

he humbly lowered his head


meek (humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness)

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