humbly vs meekly what difference

what is difference between humbly and meekly

English

Etymology

From Middle English humbely, humbliche, equivalent to humble +‎ -ly. Displaced native Old English ēaþmōdlīċe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌmbli/

Adverb

humbly (comparative more humbly, superlative most humbly)

  1. In a humble manner.

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English

Etymology

From Middle English mekely, mekeliche, equivalent to meek +‎ -ly. Compare Old Norse mjúkliga.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miːk.li/
  • Rhymes: -iːk.li

Adverb

meekly (comparative more meekly, superlative most meekly)

  1. In a meek manner; quietly and humbly.
    • 1673, John Milton, When Faith and Love which parted from thee never
      When Faith and Love which parted from thee never
      Had ripen’d thy just soul to dwell with God,
      Meekly thou did’st resign this earthly load
      Of Death, call’d Life; which us from Life doth sever.

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