adjective (er, est)
- humble, Humble, modest, meager, or self-effacing.
- 1848: s:Author:Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens, s:Dombey and Son/Chapter 8, Dombey and Son
- :Mrs. Wickam was a woman...who was always ready to pity herself, or to be pitied, or to pity anybody else...
- "Blessed are the , for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew chapter 5, verse 5)
- submissive, Submissive, despirited, or of break one's will, broken will.
- 1920: w:Sinclair Lewis, Sinclair Lewis, Main Street http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=432765822&tag=Lewis,+Sinclair:+Main+Street,+1920&query=+meek&id=LewMain
- :What if they were wolves instead of lambs? They'd eat her all the sooner if she was to them. Fight or be eaten.
Etymology: Middle English meek, meke, borrowed from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse mjíkr, "soft".
- German: unterwí¼rfig
- Spanish: manso
(trans-top, submissive, despirited, or of broken will)
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