meek


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meek \Meek\ (m[=e]k), a. [Compar. Meeker (m[=e]k"[~e]r);
   superl. Meekest.] [OE. mek, meoc; akin to Icel. mj[=u]kr
   mild, soft, Sw. mjuk, Dan. myg, D. muik, Goth. mukam[=o]dei
   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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meek \Meek\, Meeken \Meek"en\ (-'n), v. t.
   To make meek; to nurture in gentleness and humility. [Obs.]
   --Chaucer.
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