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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.
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forbearing

(fɔːˈbɛərɪŋ)
adj
formal showing self-control and patience. Also (rare): forbearant
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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"
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forbearing

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

forbearing

[fɔːˈbɛərɪŋ] ADJpaciente
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forbearing

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

adjnachsichtig; (= patient)geduldig
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forbearing

[fɔːˈbɛərɪŋ] adjpaziente, tollerante
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forˈbearance

(fəˈbeərəns) noun
patience; control of temper. She showed great forbearance.
forˈbearing adjective
patient. a patient and forbearing friend.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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.
The forbearance agreement provides for, among other things, a two per cent consent fee payable to forbearing noteholders and payment of accrued interest to all noteholders (in each case with such amounts being added to the principal amount of the notes rather than being paid in cash); a fee equal to five percent of the outstanding principal amount of the bonds payable to forbearing noteholders if the notes are subsequently refinanced in full; the appointment of a Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting as a Chief Restructuring Officer; and certain requirements that need to be fulfilled to maintain the forbearance agreement.
'Mohamed Apandi said the probe into the case showed no evidence that the donation was an inducement or reward for doing or forbearing to do anything in relation to Najib's capacity as the then prime minister,' he said.
General (R) Zia-ud-Din Khawaja said that sports and physical activities are the best way to develop confidence among students, which also spawn will- power, forbearing and courage to go forward in life among youth.
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.
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.
Martin Pipe seldom leaves his local track without a winner and was in double form when Magical Bailiwick took the novices' handicap chase for Jamie Moore and Forbearing came good in the handicap hurdle.