meek Definition

  • 1quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive
  • 2having or showing a quiet and gentle nature; not wanting to fight or argue with other people

Using meek: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "meek" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was meek and mild-mannered.

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    He spoke in a meek voice.

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    The meek child was often bullied by his classmates.

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    The meek submission of the defeated army surprised everyone.

meek Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with meek

  • extremely meek and mild-mannered


    She was as meek as a lamb, never raising her voice or arguing with anyone.

  • meek and mild

    very gentle and submissive


    The meek and mild woman never stood up for herself, even when she was being mistreated.

  • to accept something without arguing or resisting


    He meekly accepted his punishment, knowing that he had done wrong.

Origins of meek

from Old Norse 'mjukr', meaning 'soft'


Summary: meek in Brief

The term 'meek' [miːk] describes someone who is quiet, gentle, and easily imposed upon. It is often used to describe someone who is submissive and does not want to fight or argue with others. Examples of usage include 'She was meek and mild-mannered' and 'The meek submission of the defeated army surprised everyone.'

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