Antonyms for meek
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : meek|
|Phonetic Transcription : mik|
Definition of meekOrigin :
- c.1200, "gentle, quiet, unaggressive; benevolent, kind; courteous, humble, unassuming;" of a woman, "modest," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse mjukr "soft, pliant, gentle"), from Proto-Germanic *meukaz (cf. Gothic muka-modei "humility," Dutch muik "soft"), of uncertain origin, perhaps from PIE *meug- "slippery, slimy." In the Bible, it translates Latin mansuetus from Vulgate (see mansuetude). Sense of "submissive" is from mid-14c.
- adj shy; compliant
- Anaxagoras retained his usual bland expression and meek dignity.
- Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
- Good, meek creature:—But you were upon your overtures just now!
- Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
- But that mild and meek man had a certain strength of pertinacity.
- Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
- But Alice was supposed to be a widow; and Alice was so meek, so docile, so motherly.
- Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
- Learn of Me that I am meek and lowly, and ye shall find rest to your souls.
- Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
- I thought of your reprehensions, and was meek, though not pleased.
- Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
- Bagley was, indeed, as meek as he could be in his manner of inquiry.
- Extract from : « The Mystery of Murray Davenport » by Robert Neilson Stephens
- My father was as meek, and pious, and humble a Christian as ever thumped a pulpit.
- Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
- Diabolus, 'meek as a lamb,' said he was a neighbour of theirs.
- Extract from : « Bunyan » by James Anthony Froude
- Gervaise was always so amiable, meek as a lamb, sweet as sugar.
- Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
Synonyms for meek
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