Definition: in possession of a gentle disposition; serene; not inclined to resentment

Derivation: Middle English, “soft, gentle”

Synonyms: Meek implies a spirit that has been trained to moderation by discipline or suffering; mild implies a temper that is not easily provoked.

Familial Qualities: forbearance, patience

Too Far: weak

Holds no fear
Is full of faith

• To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience. — Barbara Deming (1917-1984) American activist
• Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. — Jesus of Nazareth (7 BC-30 AD) The Bible, Matthew 5.5
     Note: Genuine meekness has no relation to fear. It is rather an attitude of co-operating with God. It embraces patience and forbearance and is motivated by an unshakable faith: “Your will be done.” Jesus was the ideal meek man.

Symbol: the lamb