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meek

meek

 
 
pronunciation:
mik
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unable or unwilling to assert oneself; lacking spirit; submissive; retiring.
He was a meek boy, and it was easy for his sisters to take advantage of him.His wife had learned to stand up to him and was no longer the meek woman he had married.
synonyms:
humble, submissive
antonyms:
aggressive, arrogant, assertive, brash, daring, dictatorial
similar words:
complaisant, deferential, docile, faint, fainthearted, obedient, retiring, servile, spineless, spiritless, tame, tractable, unassertive, weak-kneed, yielding
definition 2: bearing difficulties or injuries with patience and humility.
synonyms:
enduring, forbearing, long-suffering, patient
similar words:
clement, humble, mild, passive, submissive, tolerant
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derivations: meekly (adv.), meekness (n.)