Forbearing
Forbearing For*bear"ing, a. Disposed or accustomed to forbear; patient; long-suffering. -- {For*bear"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • forbearing — forbearing, tolerant, clement, merciful, lenient, indulgent mean disinclined by nature, disposition, or circumstances to be severe or rigorous. The same differences in implications and connotations are observable in their corresponding nouns… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • forbearing — index charitable (lenient), lenient, patient, placable, resigned Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • forbearing — [adj] tolerant being big*, charitable, clement, considerate, easy, forgiving, gentle, going easy on*, going easy with*, humane, humanitarian, indulgent, lenient, living with*, longanimous, long suffering, merciful, mild, moderate, patient, soft… …   New thesaurus

  • forbearing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ patient and restrained …   English terms dictionary

  • Forbearing — Forbear For*bear (f[o^]r*b[^a]r ), v. i. [imp. {Forbore}({Forbare}, [Obs.]); p. p. {Forborne}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forbearing}.] [OE. forberen, AS. forberan; pref. for + beran to bear. See {Bear} to support.] 1. To refrain from proceeding; to pause; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forbearing — adjective Characterized by patience and indulgence; long suffering: as, a forbearing temper. See Also: forbear, forbearance, forbearant, forbearantly, forbearingly …   Wiktionary

  • forbearing — [[t]fɔː(r)be͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) Someone who is forbearing behaves in a calm and sensible way at a time when they would have a right to be very upset or angry. [FORMAL] Syn: long suffering …   English dictionary

  • forbearing — /fɔˈbɛərɪŋ/ (say faw bairring) adjective 1. showing forbearance; patient: *far more forbearing and thoughtful than the children had ever found her. –mary gaunt, 1897. –noun 2. patience; forbearance …   Australian English dictionary

  • forbearing — adjective showing patient and unruffled self control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression was longanimous in the face of suffering • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • forbearing — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, accepting, armed with patience, benevolent, charitable, clement, compassionate, conciliatory, disciplined, easy, easygoing, endurant, enduring, forbearant, forgiving, generous, gentle, humane, indulgent, kind …   Moby Thesaurus

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