Meek a. [Compar. Meeker superl. Meekest.]
1. Mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive.
Now the man Moses was very meek. --Num. xii. 3.
2. Evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face. “Her meek prayer.”
Syn: -- Gentle; mild; soft; yielding; pacific; unassuming; humble. See Gentle.
Meek, Meek·en, v. t. To make meek; to nurture in gentleness and humility. [Obs.]
adj 1: humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or
even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
[syn: mild, modest]
2: very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston
Hughes [syn: tame]
3: 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"
[syn: compliant, spiritless]