meekness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mekenesse, meknes, meocnesse, equivalent to meek +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

meekness (plural meeknesses)

  1. the quality of being meek
    • 1986, John le Carré, A Perfect Spy:
      Nor could Pym fail to notice that his old friend in rendering account of himself assumed the familiar meekness of the displaced person in the presence of his betters.