Meaning of “meek” in the English Dictionary

"meek" in British English

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meekadjective

uk /miːk/ us /miːk/

quiet, gentle, and not willing to argue or express your opinions in a forceful way:

She seemed so very meek and mild.
meekly
adverb uk /ˈmiː.kli/ us /ˈmiː.kli/

He meekly accepted the arrangement.
meekness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈmiːk.nəs/ us /ˈmiːk.nəs/

(Definition of “meek” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"meek" in American English

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meekadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /mik/

quiet and unwilling to disagree or fight or to strongly support personal ideas and opinions:

He’s slight, meek, and balding, and hardly heroic.
meekly
adverb us /ˈmi·kli/

Jennifer meekly suggested that maybe it won't happen.

(Definition of “meek” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)