Long-sufferance Long"-suf`fer*ance, n. 1. Forbearance to punish or resent. [1913 Webster]

2. patient endurance of pain or unhappiness.

Syn: long-suffering. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • long-sufferance — noun patient endurance of pain or unhappiness • Syn: ↑long suffering • Hypernyms: ↑endurance * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ noun archaic : long suffering Synonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • long-sufferance — /lawng suf euhr euhns, suf reuhns, long /, n. Archaic. long suffering. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Long-suffering — Long suf fer*ing, n. Bearing injuries or provocation for a long time; patient endurance of pain or unhappiness; patient; not easily provoked. Syn: long sufferance. [1913 Webster] The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long-suffering — [lôŋ′suf′ər iŋ] adj. bearing injuries, insults, trouble, etc. patiently for a long time n. long and patient endurance of injuries, insults, trouble, etc.: also Archaic long sufferance long sufferingly adv …   English World dictionary

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  • long-suffering — I noun patient endurance of pain or unhappiness • Syn: ↑long sufferance • Hypernyms: ↑endurance II adjective patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble an enduring disposition …   Useful english dictionary

  • sufferance — n. 1. Suffering, endurance, pain, misery, inconvenience. 2. Patience, moderation, long suffering, submission. 3. Permission, allowance, toleration …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • long-suffering — adj 1. longanimous, forbearing, suffering, patient, patient as Job; uncomplaining, stoical; lenient, indulgent, permissive, tolerant, condoning; magnanimous, forgiving, charitable, exorable, placable. n 2. longanimity, forbearance, sufferance,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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