forbearance


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for·bear·ance

 (fôr-bâr′əns)
n.
1. Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience.
2. Law The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.

forbearance

(fɔːˈbɛərəns)
n
1. the act of forbearing
2. self-control; patience
3. (Law) law abstention from or postponement of the enforcement of a legal right, esp by a creditor allowing his debtor time to pay

for•bear•ance

(fɔrˈbɛər əns)

n.
1. the act of forbearing; a refraining from taking action.
2. forbearing conduct or quality; patient endurance; self-control.
3. an abstaining from the enforcement of a right, esp. a creditor's granting of more time to repay a debt.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forbearance - good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetenceforbearance - good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
good nature - a cheerful, obliging disposition
2.forbearance - a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting; "his forbearance to reply was alarming"
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

forbearance

forbearance

noun
1. The capacity of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint:
2. Forbearing or lenient treatment:
Translations
صَبْر، طول أناة، إحْتِمال
trpělivost
langmodighedtålmodighed
umburîarlyndi
atturībaiecietība

forbearance

[fɔːˈbɛərəns] Npaciencia f

forbearance

[fɔːrˈbɛərəns] npatience f

forbearance

nNachsicht f

forbearance

[fɔːˈbɛərns] npazienza, tolleranza

forˈbearance

(fəˈbeərəns) noun
patience; control of temper. She showed great forbearance.
forˈbearing adjective
patient. a patient and forbearing friend.
References in classic literature ?
You are too much alike and too fond of freedom, not to mention hot tempers and strong wills, to get on happily together, in a relation which needs infinite patience and forbearance, as well as love.
He had been fond of believing, from the uncommon forbearance of the savages, that he was reserved as a prisoner to be delivered to Montcalm.
Thus far the Judge's countenance had expressed mild forbearance, --grave and almost gentle deprecation of his cousin's unbecoming violence,--free and Christian-like forgiveness of the wrong inflicted by her words.
With an easy condescension, and kind forbearance towards our stupidity -- which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime -- would he forth-with, by the merest touch of his finger, make the incomprehensible as clear as daylight.
But as he sat still for a moment, and as he steadfastly looked into the mate's malignant eye and perceived the stacks of powder-casks heaped up in him and the slow-match silently burning along towards them; as he instinctively saw all this, that strange forbearance and unwillingness to stir up the deeper passionateness in any already ireful being --a repugnance most felt, when felt at all, by really valiant men even when aggrieved --this nameless phantom feeling, gentlemen, stole over Steelkilt.
He believed he had taxed the forbearance of the powers above to the extremity of endurance and that this was the result.
Perhaps she might have passed over more had his manners been flattering to Isabella's sister, but they were only those of a calmly kind brother and friend, without praise and without blindness; but hardly any degree of personal compliment could have made her regardless of that greatest fault of all in her eyes which he sometimes fell into, the want of respectful forbearance towards her father.
She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.
I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance; and still less could I understand or sympathise with the forbearance she expressed for her chastiser.
Still, he didn't molest her: for which forbearance she might thank his aversion, I suppose.
It is only your due that I should now thank you for treating me with great forbearance at a time when forbearance was mercy.
Stryver shouldering him towards the door, with an appearance of showering generosity, forbearance, and goodwill, on his erring head.