Meek meaning

mēk
Patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment.
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Showing patience and humility; gentle.
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(obs.) Gentle or kind.
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Easily imposed on; submissive.
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(US) (of horses) To tame; to break.
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The definition of meek is someone or something that does not have force or someone who is willing to give into others.

An example of meek is an argument that is not stated forcefully.

An example of meek is a person who easily gives in to others.

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Too submissive; easily imposed on; spineless; spiritless.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
meek
Comparative
meeker
Superlative
meekest

Origin of meek

  • Middle English meke of Scandinavian origin Old Norse mjūkr soft

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English meek, meke, meoc, from Old Norse mjúkr 'soft' (compare Swedish mjuk 'soft', and Danish myg 'supple'), from Proto-Germanic *mÅ«kaz (compare Dutch muik 'soft, overripe', dialectal German mauch 'dry and decayed, rotten', Mauche 'malanders'), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meug, *meuk- 'slick, slippery; to slip' (compare Old English smÅ«gan 'to slide, slip', Welsh mwyth 'soft, weak', Latin emungere 'to blow one's nose', Tocharian A muk 'to let go, give up', Lithuanian mùkti 'to slip away from', Old Church Slavonic mŭčati 'to chase', Ancient Greek myssesthai 'to blow the nose', Sanskrit muñcati 'he releases, lets loose').

    From Wiktionary