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FORBEARANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forbearance mean? 

FORBEARANCE (noun)
  The noun FORBEARANCE has 2 senses:

1. good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
2. a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting

  Familiarity information: FORBEARANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORBEARANCE (noun)


Sense 1forbearance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

forbearance; longanimity; patience

Hypernyms ("forbearance" is a kind of...):

good nature (a cheerful, obliging disposition)


Sense 2forbearance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

his forbearance to reply was alarming

Hypernyms ("forbearance" is a kind of...):

delay; holdup (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)


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