long-suffering

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 long-suffering — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ bearing problems or provocation with patience …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 long-suffering — adjective Date: 1535 patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship • long suffering noun • long sufferingly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 long-suffering — UK / US adjective patient, despite having problems or being badly treated over a long period of time his long suffering wife …

    English dictionary

  • 14 long-suffering — I noun patient endurance of pain or unhappiness • Syn: ↑long sufferance • Hypernyms: ↑endurance II adjective patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble an enduring disposition …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 long-suffering — adjective Having endured mental or physical discomfort for a protracted period of time patiently or without complaint. His long suffering wife may have had to put up with him for many years, but she also benefited when times were good …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 long-suffering — adj. Long suffering is used with these nouns: ↑sigh, ↑wife …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 long-suffering — adjective her long suffering parents Syn: patient, forbearing, tolerant, uncomplaining, stoic, stoical, resigned; easygoing, indulgent, charitable, accommodating, forgiving, understanding Ant: impatient, complaining …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 long-suffering — long′ suf′fering adj. 1) enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently 2) long and patient endurance of injury or trouble • Etymology: 1520–30 long′ suf′feringly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 long-suffering — /ˈlɒŋ sʌfərɪŋ / (say long sufuhring) adjective 1. enduring injury or provocation long and patiently. –noun 2. long and patient endurance of injury or provocation …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 long-suffering — adj 1. longanimous, forbearing, suffering, patient, patient as Job; uncomplaining, stoical; lenient, indulgent, permissive, tolerant, condoning; magnanimous, forgiving, charitable, exorable, placable. n 2. longanimity, forbearance, sufferance,… …

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