meek Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"meek" in British English

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meekadjective

uk   us   /miːk/
quiet, ​gentle, and not ​willing to ​argue or ​expressyouropinions in a ​forceful way: She ​seemed so very meek and ​mild.
meekly
adverb uk   us   /ˈmiː.kli/
He meekly ​accepted the ​arrangement.
meekness
noun [U] uk   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 ​stronglysupportpersonalideas and ​opinions: He’s ​slight, meek, and ​balding, and ​hardlyheroic.
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)
Translations of “meek”
in Korean 온순한 사람…
in Arabic وَديع, خانِع…
in Malaysian menurut…
in French doux…
in Russian кроткий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 溫順的, 謙和的…
in Italian remissivo, mansueto…
in Turkish çekingen, sıkılgan, uysal…
in Polish potulny…
in Spanish manso, paciente…
in Vietnamese dễ bảo…
in Portuguese manso, dócil…
in Thai นอบน้อม…
in German sanftmütig…
in Catalan dòcil…
in Japanese 従順な, 柔和な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 温顺的, 谦和的…
in Indonesian penurut…
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