- Long-suffering Long"-suf`fer*ing, n.
disposed to bear inconvenience or injury patiently; long
patience of offense; as, a long-suffering and uncomplaining
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
long-suffering — index lenient, patient, resigned, stoical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
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
long-suffering — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ bearing problems or provocation with patience … English terms dictionary
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