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meekly

[ meek-lee ]
/ ˈmik li /
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adverb
in a humbly patient or quiet manner:When addressing a lawyer during oral arguments, the judge often starts meekly with, "Counsel, may I interrupt?"
in an overly submissive or compliant manner:Not knowing what we were getting into, we meekly agreed.
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OTHER WORDS FROM meekly

o·ver·meek·ly, adverb
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