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Meaning of MEEK

Pronunciation:  meek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
  3. [adj]  very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

MEEK is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: compliant, docile, humble, mild, modest, spiritless, submissive, tame



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Meek\, a. [Compar. {Meeker}; superl. {Meekest}.] [OE. mek,
    meoc; akin to Icel. mj?kr mild, soft, Sw. mjuk, Dan. myg, D.
    muik, Goth. mukam?dei gentleness.]
    1. Mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient
       under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful;
       forbearing; submissive.
             Not the man Moses was very meek.      --Num. xii. 3.
    2. Evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by
       mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face.
       ``Her meek prayer.'' --Chaucer.
    Syn: Gentle; mild; soft; yielding; pacific; unassuming;
         humble. See {Gentle}.
  2. \Meek\, Meeken \Meek"en\ (-'n), v. t.
    To make meek; to nurture in gentleness and humility. [Obs.]
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