forbearing


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for·bear 1

 (fôr-bâr′)
v. for·bore (-bôr′), for·borne (-bôrn′), for·bear·ing, for·bears
v.intr.
1. To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain: forbear from making a comment.
2. To be tolerant or patient in the face of provocation.
v.tr.
1. To refrain from; resist: forbore criticizing them.
2. To restrain oneself so as not (to do something): "He saw that she was preoccupied, and forbore to question her" (Thomas Hardy).

[Middle English forberen, from Old English forberan, to endure; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

for·bear′er n.

for·bear 2

 (fôr′bâr′)
n.
Variant of forebear.

forbearing

(fɔːˈbɛərɪŋ)
adj
formal showing self-control and patience. Also (rare): forbearant
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.forbearing - showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment; "seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression"; "was longanimous in the face of suffering"
patient - enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"

forbearing

adjective
1. Enduring or capable of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint:
2. Not strict or severe:
Translations
صَبور، مُتَسامِح
shovívavý
tålmodig
umburîarlyndur

forbearing

[fɔːˈbɛərɪŋ] ADJpaciente

forbearing

[fɔːrˈbɛərɪŋ] adjpatient(e), tolérant(e)

forbearing

adjnachsichtig; (= patient)geduldig

forbearing

[fɔːˈbɛərɪŋ] adjpaziente, tollerante

forˈbearance

(fəˈbeərəns) noun
patience; control of temper. She showed great forbearance.
forˈbearing adjective
patient. a patient and forbearing friend.
References in classic literature ?
This, however, is mine other manly prudence: I am more forbearing to the VAIN than to the proud.
Therefore am I forbearing to the vain, because they are the physicians of my melancholy, and keep me attached to man as to a drama.
Wales needs doctors of any first languages, even English, and it is difficult to entice them to Wales, so we should be more forbearing to those lending skills to give us health care.
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Yet my brothers, I pray to Allah that you are of the forbearing people, and we will forbear and be patient till Allah dispose of a way out.
Islam says God is with those who are patient, forbearing, gentle, kind and merciful, not those irresponsible, impatient, foolish and reckless.
Dear Editor, Real character is rarely forged through the good and easy things of life but rather through suffering and trial, over long forbearing and by patient resolution, revealing itself by humility, constancy and perseverance and will never be self-exalting, aimed at self-promotion, motivated by deceit, or for advantage.
Peter Hiatt's Didoe finally got her head in front at the 25th attempt when getting first run on a reluctant-looking Forbearing to take the seller by a length.
Martin Pipe clinched his 14th National Hunt trainers title yesterday and kicks off the new season today with two likely winners at Ludlow in Forbearing and Poitiers.
Champion trainer Martin Pipe, second in the table to Nicholls at the moment, completed a 103-1 double with Milord Lescribaa and Forbearing.
Neither was Joseph simply a forbearing family man nor privileged witness, for he offered an unparalleled model of intercession and fatherhood that mirrored an ideal of ineffable and celestial paternity.
Prescott's Forbearing has not yet added to his trainer's tally this year, but is coming back to form after a lengthy absence.