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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meekness, submissionnoun

    the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness

  2. meekness, subduednessnoun

    a disposition to be patient and long suffering


  1. meeknessnoun

    the quality of being meek

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Meeknessnoun

    Gentleness; mildness; softness of temper.

    Etymology: from meek.

    That pride and meekness mixt by equal part,
    Do both appear t’ adorn her beauty’s grace. Hubberd.

    You sign your place and calling, in full seeming,
    With meekness and humility; but your heart
    Is cramm’d with arrogancy, spleen and pride. William Shakespeare.

    When his late distemper attack’d him, he submitted to it with great meekness and resignation, as became a Christian. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.


  1. meekness

    Meekness is a personal character trait characterized by modesty, humility, gentleness, and a willingness to yield to others. It often involves displaying patience, understanding, and kindness in the face of difficult situations or aggressive people, avoiding any form of harshness or violence. The term does not imply weakness, but rather a controlled strength and the ability to maintain peace and self-restraint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meeknessnoun

    the quality or state of being meek

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meekness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meekness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of meekness in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    God bless thee and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty

  2. Stephen Shober:

    The mission before us as ambassadors is to assure peace among, as it were, the diplomatic corps of fellow ambassadors. Thus we are to walk in lowliness (humility) and meekness, which foster longsuffering and enable us to forbear one another in love.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty!

  4. Jimmy Townsend:

    Marriage teaches you loyalty, forbearance, self-restraint, meekness, and a great many other things you wouldn't need if you had stayed single.

  5. 1 Timothy 611 Bible:

    But thou, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

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