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    what meek and modest mean ?

    Last week I learned about prosonalities I don't get 2 word (meek and modest). Teacher told me meek is opposite domineering and modest is opposite boastful but I don't get what is meek and modest mean. whom know 2 word mean please explain me and for good if you have example to use 2 word

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    Re: what meek and modest mean ?

    [QUOTE=mooyong;622789]Last week I learned about prosonalities I don't get 2 word (meek and modest). Teacher told me meek is opposite domineering and modest is opposite boastful but I don't get what is meek and modest mean. whom know 2 word mean please explain me and for good if you have example to use 2 word


    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********

    Hello, Mooyong.

    (1) I think that your teacher's explanation is very good.

    (2) Mr. X is meek:

    He is afraid to stand up for his rights.

    He avoids any unpleasant encounters with others.

    He turns the other cheek. That is, if you insult him, he will

    not say anything.

    Some people consider a meek person to be a coward.

    Some people feel a meek person is a truly humble person.

    Generally speaking, in most countries people say that if you are

    meek, other people will "run all over you" (mistreat you and take

    advantage of you). For example, if Mr. X takes a taxi, and the dishonest

    driver overcharges him, he will say nothing. He is afraid of having a fight

    with the dishonest driver. I think that in most societies, being meek is

    considered a negative quality. Among some people, especially some

    people with particular religious beliefs, being meek is the sign of a very

    good person.

    (3) Ms. Y is modest.

    She dresses in a very simple way. Her clothes are always in good taste (that is, nothing that is "sexy").

    If she has a talent in something, she never tells people: I know everything. She realizes that she does not know everything and
    there are probably more talented people than she.

    If she is rich, she does not live in a palace-like house and does not drive a super expensive car.

    Even in food, she eats carefully and well. But she doesn't eat tons of food every day.

    She becomes very embarrassed every time people praise her and tell her how smart or beautiful or talented that she is.



    Thank you

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