meek´ness

meek´ness
meek «meek», adjective, adverb.
–adj.
1. not easily angered; mild; patient: »

Even the man Moses, the meekest of men, was wrathful sometimes (George Eliot).

SYNONYM(S): mild, forbearing. See syn. under gentle. (Cf.gentle)
2. submitting tamely when ordered about or injured by others: »

The little boy was meek as a lamb after he was punished.

SYNONYM(S): yielding, docile, submissive. See syn. under humble. (Cf.humble)
3. Obsolete. a) gentle; courteous; kind. b) (of a superior) merciful; compassionate.
–adv.
Obsolete. in a meek manner; meekly.
[< Scandinavian (compare Old Icelandic mjūkr (originally) soft)]
meek´ly, adverb.
meek´ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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