Long-suffering
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 in goodness and truth. --Ex. xxxiv. 6. [1913 Webster]


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  • Long-suffering — Long suf fer*ing, n. disposed to bear inconvenience or injury patiently; long patience of offense; as, a long suffering and uncomplaining wife. Syn: enduring, forbearing, longanimous, meek. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] Despisest thou the riches… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long-suffering — adjective patient, despite having problems or being badly treated over a long period of time: his long suffering wife …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • long-suffering — also longsuffering, 1520s (n.), 1530s (adj.), from LONG (Cf. long) (adj.) + suffering (see SUFFER (Cf. suffer)). Old English had langmodig in this sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • long-suffering — adj [usually before noun] patient in spite of problems or other people s annoying behaviour ▪ his long suffering wife …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long-suffering — long sufferingly, adv. /lawng suf euhr ing, suf ring, long /, adj. 1. enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently. n. 2. long and patient endurance of injury, trouble, or provocation: years of long suffering and illness. [1520 30] …   Universalium

  • 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

  • long-suffering — index lenient, patient, resigned, stoical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • long-suffering — *patience, resignation, forbearance Analogous words: submissiveness, subduedness (see corresponding adjectives at TAME): meekness, humbleness or humility, lowliness (see corresponding adjectives at HUMBLE): *fortitude, grit: endurance, toleration …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • long-suffering — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ bearing problems or provocation with patience …   English terms dictionary

  • long-suffering — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Someone who is long suffering patiently bears much trouble or unhappiness, especially when it is caused by someone else. He went back to Yorkshire to join his loyal, long suffering wife …   English dictionary

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