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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)

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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)
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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