longanimity
noun Etymology: Middle English longanymyte, from Late Latin longanimitat-, longanimitas, from longanimis patient, from Latin longus long + animus soul — more at animate Date: 15th century a disposition to bear injuries patiently ; forbearance

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  • Longanimity — Lon ga*nim i*ty, n. [L. longanimitas; longus long + animus mind: cf. F. longanimit[ e].] Disposition to bear injuries patiently; forbearance; patience. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • longanimity — I noun composure, control, endurance, forbearance, forgiveness, forgivingness, fortitude, imperturbation, indulgence, inexcitability, lenience, leniency, magnanimity, optimism, pardon, patience, patient endurance, perseverance, placability,… …   Law dictionary

  • longanimity — “patience,” mid 15c., from L.L. longanimitas “long suffering, patient,” from longanimus, from longus (see LONG (Cf. long) (adj.)) + animus “soul, spirit, mind” (see ANIMUS (Cf. animus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • longanimity — *patience, long suffering, forbearance, resignation Analogous words: *fortitude, sand, grit, pluck, backbone: endurance, toleration or tolerance (see corresponding verbs at BEAR): submissiveness (see corresponding adjective at TAME) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • longanimity — [lôŋ΄gə nim′ə tē] n. [LL longanimitas < L longus, LONG1 + animus, mind: see ANIMAL] patient endurance of injuries; forbearance …   English World dictionary

  • longanimity — longanimous /long gan euh meuhs, lawng /, adj. /long geuh nim i tee, lawng /, n. patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance. [1400 50; late ME longanimyte < LL longanimitas patience, equiv. to longanimi(s) patient (long(us)… …   Universalium

  • longanimity — noun patience or tolerance in the face of adversity; forbearance …   Wiktionary

  • longanimity — Synonyms and related words: acceptance, benevolence, condonation, disregard, endurance, forbearance, forbearing, forbearingness, forgiveness, forgivingness, fortitude, indulgence, kindness, lenience, leniency, long sufferance, long suffering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • longanimity — n. forbearance; patience; patient endurance of bearing injuries; ability to suffer patiently; patience in hardships …   English contemporary dictionary

  • longanimity — lon·ga·nim·i·ty …   English syllables

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