What is another word for meekness?

Pronunciation: [mˈiːknəs] (IPA)

Meekness can be defined as a state of being gentle, humble, and submissive. Synonyms for meekness include docility, timidity, submissiveness, humility, gentleness, diffidence, submission, mildness, and modesty. Docility implies a willingness to be taught or led. Timidity suggests shyness or fearfulness. Submissiveness describes being willing to yield to the authority of others. Humility indicates being modest or unassuming. Gentleness implies being kind and tender. Diffidence encompasses shyness and lack of self-confidence. Submission suggests surrendering to another's authority or will. Mildness implies being gentle or calm. Modesty describes having a humble opinion of oneself. Each of these synonyms relates to the idea of meekness in various ways, and can be used to describe a person or situation where meekness is evident.

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What are the hypernyms for Meekness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Meekness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for meekness?

Meekness, meaning humility, gentleness, and submission, has several antonyms that express the opposite qualities. Arrogance, pride, and haughtiness are words that connote an attitude of self-importance, dominance, and superiority. Boldness, audacity, and impudence are antonyms for meekness that suggest assertiveness and defiance rather than submission. Aggressiveness, combativeness, and hostility are other antonyms that imply a willingness to fight or confront others. While meekness may be seen as a weakness, its antonyms indicate a strength of character that is confident, forceful, and unafraid to stand up for oneself.

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Usage examples for Meekness

An easy temper is not Christian meekness; dislike to witness pain is not Christian love.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
He mistook her reserve for shyness; her proud detachment, for meekness.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
Or Rubens-he would have caught the grandeur of effect, but would he also have caught the meekness and the piety of the old women's and men's faces.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch

Famous quotes with Meekness

  • The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.
    Vaclav Havel
  • Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness.
    Richard Mentor Johnson
  • Humility is not cowardice. meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.
    Swami Sivananda
  • The Saviour reigned in all their hearts, and they successfully copied the pattern of meekness and gentleness, which he had left them.
    John Strachan
  • God bless thee and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty
    William Shakespeare

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