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  1. in a humbly patient or quiet manner:When addressing a lawyer during oral arguments, the judge often starts meekly with, "Counsel, may I interrupt?"

  2. 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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