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LONG-SUFFERING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does long-suffering mean? 

LONG-SUFFERING (noun)
  The noun LONG-SUFFERING has 1 sense:

1. patient endurance of pain or unhappiness

  Familiarity information: LONG-SUFFERING used as a noun is very rare.


LONG-SUFFERING (adjective)
  The adjective LONG-SUFFERING has 1 sense:

1. patiently enduring continual wrongs or trouble

  Familiarity information: LONG-SUFFERING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LONG-SUFFERING (noun)


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Meaning:

Patient endurance of pain or unhappiness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

long-sufferance; long-suffering

Hypernyms ("long-suffering" is a kind of...):

endurance (the power to withstand hardship or stress)


LONG-SUFFERING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Patiently enduring continual wrongs or trouble

Synonyms:

long-suffering; enduring

Context examples:

an enduring disposition / a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife

Similar:

patient (enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance)


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