meek

[ meek ]
/ mik /

adjective, meek·er, meek·est.

humbly patient or quiet in nature, as under provocation from others.
overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame.
Obsolete. gentle; kind.

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Origin of meek

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English meke, meoc, from Old Norse mjūkr “soft, mild, meek”

synonym study for meek

1. See gentle.

OTHER WORDS FROM meek

meek·ly, adverbmeek·ness, nouno·ver·meek, adjectiveo·ver·meek·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for meek

meek
/ (miːk) /

adjective

patient, long-suffering, or submissive in disposition or nature; humble
spineless or spiritless; compliant
an obsolete word for gentle

Derived forms of meek

meekly, adverbmeekness, noun

Word Origin for meek

C12: related to Old Norse mjūkr amenable; compare Welsh mwytho to soften
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