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long-suffering

[ lawng-suhf-er-ing, -suhf-ring, long- ]SEE DEFINITION OF long-suffering

Synonyms for long-suffering

  • enduring
  • forbearing
  • lenient
  • tolerant
  • uncomplaining
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Antonyms for long-suffering

  • impatient
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It is harder to be long-suffering when one is out of breath.

Only the people, long-suffering and generous, remain as his resource.

Passive, patient, long-suffering she had been the while the mortifications and slights were for herself.

Poor Jed, the long-suffering, was goaded into a mild retort.

Take heart, Ralph Ray, most unselfish and long-suffering of men.

Cesare, however, was not of a temper quite as long-suffering as his father.

But Wilding seemed intent upon showing how long-suffering he could be.

They were patient and long-suffering under difficulties and provocation.

The long-suffering Mary has been catching it in consequence.

It has a European reputation for long-suffering, patience, and forbearance.

WORD ORIGIN

also longsuffering, 1520s (n.), 1530s (adj.), from long (adj.) + suffering (see suffer). Old English had langmodig in this sense.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LONG-SUFFERING

forbearing

adjectivetolerant
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