Meek

Meek

(mk), a. [Compar. Meeker (mk"r); superl. Meekest.] [OE. mek, meoc; akin to Icel. mjkr mild, soft, Sw. mjuk, Dan. myg, D. muik, Goth. mukamdei gentleness.] 1. Mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive.
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Now the man Moses was very meek.
Num. xii. 3.
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2. Evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face. "Her meek prayer." Chaucer.
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Syn. -- Gentle; mild; soft; yielding; pacific; unassuming; humble. See Gentle.
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Meek"en

(-'n) }, v. t. To make meek; to nurture in gentleness and humility. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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