Definition of meek adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//miːk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//miːk//
    (meeker, meekest)
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  1. 1quiet, gentle, and always ready to do what other people want without expressing your own opinion synonym compliant, self-effacing They called her Miss Mouse because she was so meek and mild. They hung their heads in meek submission.
  2. 2the meek noun [plural] people who are meek Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English me(o)c (also in the sense ‘courteous or indulgent’), from Old Norse mjúkr ‘soft, gentle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: meek