Adjective "meek" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.
  1. 'They are ultra-competitive on the field but meek and mild and very polite off the field.'
  2. 'He really believes that women are so meek that we are unable to stand our ground against the onslaught of male debate.'
  3. 'Possibly he seems a little too meek, and should stand up for himself a bit more.'
  4. 'Her bosses are mean to her, she's kind of meek, and doesn't have any friends in the city.'
  5. 'She was not surprised, however, at the meek way in which the fallen dictator surrendered.'
  6. 'In his youth as a young priest in Banada he was a powerful man in stature, but meek and mild as a child.'
  7. 'In the same way that people can be too meek, they can also be too aggressive.'
  8. 'Saskia was active and roamed around her cot, lively and feeding hungrily, while Helena was meek, quiet and still.'
  9. 'From beginning to end they remained meek and respectful in the presence of their mother and aunt.'
  10. 'One can be quiet, meek and fun, while the other snarls, bites and attacks everything.'


1. humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.

2. overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame.

3. Obsolete. gentle; kind.

More examples(as adjective)

"bushes can be meek as countrysides."

"people can be meek."

"voices can be meek."

"responses can be meek."

"images can be meek."

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Middle English me(o)c (also in the sense ‘courteous or indulgent’), from Old Norse mjúkr ‘soft, gentle’.