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1. humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness;
- Example: "meek and self-effacing"
[syn: meek, mild, modest]

2. very docile;
- Example: "tame obedience"
- Example: "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
[syn: meek, tame]

3. evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant;
- Example: "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"
- Example: "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott
- Example: "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"
- Example: "was submissive and subservient"
[syn: meek, spiritless]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meek \Meek\ (m[=e]k), a. [Compar. Meeker (m[=e]k"[~e]r); superl. Meekest.] [OE. mek, meoc; akin to Icel. mj[=u]kr mild, soft, Sw. mjuk, Dan. myg, D. muik, Goth. mukam[=o]dei gentleness.] 1. Mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive. [1913 Webster] Now the man Moses was very meek. --Num. xii. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. Evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face. "Her meek prayer." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Syn: Gentle; mild; soft; yielding; pacific; unassuming; humble. See Gentle. [1913 Webster] Meek
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meek \Meek\, Meeken \Meek"en\ (-'n), v. t. To make meek; to nurture in gentleness and humility. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "meek": abject, accommodating, acquiescent, adapting, adaptive, adjusting, amenable, bland, broken, chastened, compliant, deferential, docile, domesticated, dovelike, forbearing, gentle, housebroken, humble, humble-minded, humble-spirited, humblehearted, lamblike, lenient, long-suffering, lowly, manageable, meek-minded, meek-spirited, meekhearted, mild, modest, obedient, pacific, passive, patient, peaceable, poor in spirit, quiet, reconciled, repressed, resigned, retiring, shy, spiritless, subdued, submissive, suppressed, tame, tamed, timid, tolerant, tractable, unambitious, unaspiring, unassuming, unboastful, uncomplaining, unimposing, unobtrusive, unostentatious, unpresuming, unpresumptuous, unpretending, unpretentious, unresisting, weak, yielding