meek, mild, modest(adj)
humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
"meek and self-effacing"
"tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant
"compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
To tame; to break.
Humble, modest, meager, or self-effacing.
Submissive, despirited, or of broken will.
Origin: From meek, meke, meoc, from mjúkr 'soft' (compare Swedish mjuk 'soft', and Danish myg 'supple'), from mūkaz (compare Dutch muik 'soft, overripe', German dialect mauch 'dry and decayed, rotten', Mauche 'malanders'), from (s)meug 'slick, slippery; to slip' (compare Old English smugan 'to slide, slip', Welsh mwyth 'soft, weak', Latin emungere 'to blow one's nose', Tocharian A muk 'to let go, give up', Lithuanian mukti 'to slip away from', Old Church Slavonic mŭčati 'to chase', Ancient Greek myssesthai 'to blow the nose', Sanskrit muñcati 'he releases, lets loose').
mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive
evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face
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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mēk, adj. mild and gentle of temper: submissive.—adv. Meek′ly.—n. Meek′ness, state or quality of being meek. [Ice. mjúkr; Dut. muik.]
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The numerical value of meek in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of meek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
Blessed be the meek, for they shall inherit six feet of the earth.
God has two dwellings one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
God has two dwellings: one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
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Translations for meek
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- кротъкъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- sanftmütig, unterwürfigGerman
- σεμνός, ταπεινός, πειθήνιοςGreek
- sumiso, modesto, humilde, manso, resignadoSpanish
- با حوصلهPersian
- humble, modesteFrench
- alázatos, szerény, beletörődőHungarian
- rendah hatiIndonesian
- modesto, rassegnatoItalian
- zachtmoedig, gedweeDutch
- кроткий, покорный, безропотныйRussian
- ödmjuk, undergivenSwedish
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