meek

The adjective meek describes a person who is willing to go along with whatever other people want to do, like a meek classmate who won't speak up, even when he or she is treated unfairly.

A meek person can also be humble, but these words aren't quite synonyms. If you are humble, you don't want a lot of attention, like the humble athlete who has a truly excellent performance yet after the game, tells reporters that it was group effort by the whole team. A meek person, on the other hand, would never think a reporter would ever want to talk to him or her, and if asked, would probably try to get someone else, someone more "worthy," to do it.

DEFINITIONS OF: meek

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adj humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

meek and self-effacing”
Synonyms:
mild, modest
humble
marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

adj evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant

“"a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott”
“she looked meek but had the heart of a lion”
Synonyms:
spiritless
submissive
inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination

adj very docile

“" meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes”
Synonyms:
tame
docile
willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
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