forbearing

  • 1 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… …

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

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

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 forbearing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ patient and restrained …

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  • 6 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; …

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

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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:… …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 forbearing — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Enduring or capable of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint: long suffering, patient, resigned. See ACCEPT. 2. Not strict or severe: charitable, clement, easy, indulgent, lax, lenient, merciful …

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  • 13 forbearing — for|bear|ing [fo:ˈbeərıŋ US fo:rˈber ] adj formal patient and willing to forgive …

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  • 14 forbearing — for|bear|ing [ fɔr berıŋ ] adjective FORMAL polite, calm, and patient in difficult situations …

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  • 15 forbearing — sb. Alys. 3826 …

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  • 16 forbearing — for·bear || fÉ”rber / fɔːbeÉ™ n. ancestor, forefather v. refrain from, desist from, hold back …

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  • 17 forbearing — adjective patient and restrained …

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  • 18 forbearing — adjective formal patient and willing to forgive …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 forbearing — UK [fɔː(r)ˈbeərɪŋ] / US [fɔrˈberɪŋ] adjective formal polite, calm, and patient in difficult situations …

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  • 20 Forbearingly — Forbearing For*bear ing, a. Disposed or accustomed to forbear; patient; long suffering. {For*bear ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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