What is another word for meekly?

110 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ mˈiːkli], [ mˈiːkli], [ m_ˈiː_k_l_i]

Meekly is an adverb that refers to executing a particular action in a gentle, humble, and submissive manner. There are several synonyms that can be used to convey a similar meaning to meekly. Some of these synonyms include submissively, compliantly, obediently, humbly, unresistingly, docilely, passively, acquiescently, timidly, modestly, and deferentially. Each of these synonyms has its own unique connotation and usage, and the appropriate one should be chosen depending on the context in which it is being used. Overall, meekly is a useful word that is often employed to describe a person's attitude or behavior when interacting with others in a respectful and deferential manner.

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Meekly is an adverb used to describe behavior that is humble, submissive, and lacking in assertion or confidence. Its antonyms are words that describe the opposite behavior, that is, confident, assertive, and bold. Some of the antonyms for meekly are strongly, boldly, confidently, firmly, energetically, and aggressively. When we use such words, we indicate a sense of power and strength. For example, rather than meekly accepting an unfair demand, one can respond firmly and confidently to assert their rights. While meekness has its place, sometimes it's necessary to be bolder and more assertive to achieve one's goals.

Usage examples for Meekly

The expression no doubt suggests the picture in the fifty-third of Isaiah of the servant of Jehovah meekly enduring wrong.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
"No," said Betty, meekly, and again Richard laughed.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
meekly we trailed after her and sat where she indicated.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

Famous quotes with Meekly

  • I was brought up to believe that there is no virtue in conforming meekly to the dominant opinion of the moment.
    Jane Jacobs
  • Why, since people must outnumber the minority that comprises the State and its oppressive forces, have they submitted so meekly to it?
    Albert Meltzer
  • I recur here to my personal point about the tendency to miss what the title means; or even what the title says.I have sometimes had occasion to murmur meekly that those who endure the heavy labour of reading a book might possibly endure that of reading the title-page of a book.
    Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  • I like to be candid in my admissions — it is so very disarming ; you forestall the objection which you admit — at least your adversary has scarcely the heart to push to its utmost the advantage which you so meekly confess.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • If you want to be an assassin, remember that you must decline all challenges. Showing off is not your job. If you are insulted, smile meekly. Don’t break your cover. Be afraid. This is information about the world. You are valuable. Push yourself. Take the easiest way out whenever possible. Resist curiosity, pride, and the temptation to defy limits. You are not your own woman and must be built to last. Indulge hatred. Action comes from the heart. Pray often. How else can you quarrel with God?
    Joanna Russ

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