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meek

meek

 
 
pronunciation:
mik
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: doing what others want; not standing up for oneself; tame.
The meek child always did as he was told.
antonyms:
aggressive, arrogant, assertive, daring
similar words:
docile, obedient
definition 2: patient and mild; not easily angered or upset, even when treated unfairly.
The Bible says, "the meek shall inherit the earth."
synonyms:
patient
similar words:
humble, mild, passive, tolerant
derivations: meekly (adv.), meekness (n.)