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Definition 1: very docile - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where meek or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tame obedience
  • meek as a mouse

Synonyms for meek in the sense of this definition

(meek is similar to ...) willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

"the docile masses of an enslaved nation"

Definition 2: humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where meek or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • meek and self-effacing

Synonyms for meek in the sense of this definition

(meek is similar to ...) marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

"a humble apology" "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"

Definition 3: evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where meek or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others
  • a fine fiery blast against meek conformity
  • she looked meek but had the heart of a lion
  • was submissive and subservient

Synonyms for meek in the sense of this definition

(meek is similar to ...) inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination

"submissive servants" "a submissive reply" "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"

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