Synonyms for meek

Synonyms for (adjective) meek

Synonyms: spiritless, meek

Definition: evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant

Usage: compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others; a fine fiery blast against meek conformity- Orville Prescott; she looked meek but had the heart of a lion; was submissive and subservient

Similar words: submissive

Definition: inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination

Usage: submissive servants; a submissive reply; replacing troublemakers with more submissive people


Synonyms: meek, mild, modest

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

Usage: meek and self-effacing

Similar words: humble

Definition: marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

Usage: a humble apology; essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions- B.K.Malinowski


Synonyms: tame, meek

Definition: very docile

Usage: tame obedience; meek as a mouse- Langston Hughes

Similar words: docile

Definition: willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

Usage: the docile masses of an enslaved nation