HyperDic: meek

English > 3 senses of the word meek:
ADJECTIVEallmeek, mild, modesthumble in spirit or manner
allmeek, tamevery docile
allmeek, spiritlessevidencing little spirit or courage
meek > pronunciation
Soundsmiy'k
Rhymesantique ... wreak: 54 rhymes with iyk...
English > meek: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninghumble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.
Example"meek and self-effacing"
Synonymsmild, modest
Broaderhumblemarked by meekness or modesty
Spanishdócil, manso, modesto
Nounsmeeknessa disposition to be patient and long suffering
meeknessthe feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
Adverbsmeeklyin a humble manner
English > meek: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery docile.
Example "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
Synonymtame
Broaderdocilewilling to be taught or led or supervised or directed
Nounsmeeknessthe feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
English > meek: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningevidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant.
Examples
  • "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott
  • "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"
Synonymspiritless
BroadersubmissiveInclined or willing / willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
Nounsmeeknessa disposition to be patient and long suffering
Adverbsmeeklyin a submissive or spiritless manner

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