- a spiritual virtue mentioned by JESUS OF NAZARETH in the SERMON ON THE MOUNT and one of the supreme social virtues in China, Korea and Japan where submission to AUTHORITY was taught by Confucianism, TAOISM and adapted by BUDDHISM.
Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.
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Meekness — Meek ness, n. The quality or state of being meek. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
meekness — index resignation (passive acceptance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
meekness — c.1200, meknesse; see MEEK (Cf. meek) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) … Etymology dictionary
meekness — meek ► ADJECTIVE ▪ quiet, gentle, and submissive. DERIVATIVES meekly adverb meekness noun. ORIGIN Old Norse, soft, gentle … English terms dictionary
meekness — noun see meek … New Collegiate Dictionary
meekness — noun the quality of being meek … Wiktionary
Meekness — A calm temper of mind, not easily provoked (James 3:13). Peculiar promises are made to the meek (Matt. 5:5; Isa. 66:2). The cultivation of this spirit is enjoined (Col. 3:12; 1 Tim. 6:11; Zeph. 2:3), and is exemplified in Christ (Matt. 11:29) … Easton's Bible Dictionary
meekness — Moses is described as meek (Num. 12:3), that is humbly submitting himself to the will of God; and it is to the meek in the sense of the poor and deprived that Jesus promises that their present afflictions will ultimately be reversed (Matt. 5:5) … Dictionary of the Bible
meekness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. submission, mildness, timidity; see docility , humility . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Lack of vanity or self importance: humbleness, humility, lowliness, modesty. See ATTITUDE, BIG, SELF LOVE … English dictionary for students
meekness — Ps. ix. 14 … Oldest English Words