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Adjective, Noun


Adjective meek has 3 senses

  • meek(s = adj.all) mild, modest - humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
  • Derived forms noun meekness2, noun meekness1
  • meek(s = adj.all) tame - very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"
  • Derived form noun meekness1
  • meek(s = adj.all) spiritless - 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"; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
  • Derived form noun meekness2


meeka. [OE. mek, meoc; akin to Icel. mj mild, soft, Sw. mjuk, Dan. myg, D. muik, Goth. mukam
  •  Mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive.  [1913 Webster]
    "Now the man Moses was very meek."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Gentle; mild; soft; yielding; pacific; unassuming; humble. See Gentle.
meekv. t. 
     To make meek; to nurture in gentleness and humility.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]


meek, adj.
1 humble and submissive; suffering injury etc. tamely.
2 piously gentle in nature.

meekly adv. meekness n.
ME me(o)c f. ON mj{uacute}kr soft, gentle



abject, accommodating, acquiescent, adapting, adaptive, adjusting, amenable, bland, broken, chastened, compliant, deferential, docile, domesticated, dovelike, forbearing, gentle, housebroken, humble, humble-minded, humble-spirited, humblehearted, lamblike, lenient, long-suffering, lowly, manageable, meek-minded, meek-spirited, meekhearted, mild, modest, obedient, pacific, passive, patient, peaceable, poor in spirit, quiet, reconciled, repressed, resigned, retiring, shy, spiritless, subdued, submissive, suppressed, tame, tamed, timid, tolerant, tractable, unambitious, unaspiring, unassuming, unboastful, uncomplaining, unimposing, unobtrusive, unostentatious, unpresuming, unpresumptuous, unpretending, unpretentious, unresisting, weak, yielding




N inexcitability, imperturbability, inirritability, even temper, tranquil mind, dispassion, tolerance, patience, coolth, passiveness, hebetude, hebetation, impassibility, stupefaction, coolness, calmness, composure, placidity, indisturbance, imperturbation, sang froid, tranquility, serenity, quiet, quietude, peace of mind, mental calmness, staidness, gravity, sobriety, Quakerism, philosophy, equanimity, stoicism, command of temper, self-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veins, presence of mind, submission, resignation, sufferance, supportance, endurance, longsufferance, forbearance, longanimity, fortitude, patience of Job, patience on a monument, patience 'sovereign o'er transmuted ill', moderation, repression of feelings, subjugation of feeling, restraint, tranquillization, inexcitable, unexcitable, imperturbable, unsusceptible, unpassionate, dispassionate, cold-blooded, irritable, enduring, stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayed, sober, sober minded, grave, sober as a judge, grave as a judge, sedate, demure, cool-headed, easy-going, peaceful, placid, calm, quiet as a mouse, tranquil, serene, cool as a cucumber, cool as a custard, undemonstrative, temperate, composed, collected, unexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned, unoffended, unresisting, meek, tolerant, patient, patient as Job, submissive, tame, content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike, gentle as a lamb, suaviter in modo, mild as mothers milk, soft as peppermint, armed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering, like patience on a monument smiling at grief, aequo animo, in cold blood, more in sorrow than in anger, Int, patience!, and shuffle the cards, cool calm and collected, keep calm in the midst of a storm, adversity's sweet milk, philosophy, mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non inspec, quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes, they also serve who only stand and wait.


N humility, humbleness, meekness, lowness, lowliness, lowlihood, abasement, self-abasement, submission, resignation, condescension, affability, modesty, verecundity, blush, suffusion, confusion, sense of shame, sense of disgrace, humiliation, mortification, let down, set down, humble, lowly, meek, modest, humble minded, sober-minded, unoffended, submissive, servile, condescending, affable, humbled, bowed down, resigned, abashed, ashamed, dashed, out of countenance, down in the mouth, down on one's knees, down on one's marrowbones, down on one's uppers, humbled in the dust, browbeaten, chapfallen, crestfallen, dumfoundered, flabbergasted, shorn of one's glory, with downcast eyes, with bated breath, with bended knee, on all fours, on one's feet, under correction, with due deference, I am your obedient servant, I am your very humble servant, my service to you, da locum melioribus, parvum parva decent.

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