long-suffering


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long-suf·fer·ing

(lông′sŭf′ər-ĭng, lŏng′-)
adj.
Patiently enduring wrongs or difficulties.
n.
Patient endurance.

long′-suf′fer·ing·ly adv.

long-suffering

adj
enduring pain, unhappiness, etc, without complaint
n
long and patient endurance
ˌlong-ˈsufferingly adv

long′-suf′fering



adj.
1. enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently.
n.
2. long and patient endurance of injury or trouble.
[1520–30]
long′-suf′feringly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.long-suffering - patient endurance of pain or unhappinesslong-suffering - patient endurance of pain or unhappiness
endurance - the power to withstand hardship or stress; "the marathon tests a runner's endurance"
Adj.1.long-suffering - patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble; "an enduring disposition"; "a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife"
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"

long-suffering

adjective uncomplaining, patient, resigned, forgiving, tolerant, easy-going, stoical, forbearing He went back to join his loyal, long-suffering wife.

long-suffering

adjective
Enduring or capable of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint:
noun
The capacity of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint:
Translations

long-suffering

[ˈlɒŋˈsʌfərɪŋ] ADJsufrido

long-suffering

[ˈlɒŋˈsʌfrɪŋ] adjestremamente paziente, infinitamente tollerante

long1

(loŋ) adjective
1. measuring a great distance from one end to the other. a long journey; a long road; long legs.
2. having a great period of time from the first moment to the last. The book took a long time to read; a long conversation; a long delay.
3. measuring a certain amount in distance or time. The wire is two centimetres long; The television programme was just over an hour long.
4. away, doing or using something etc for a great period of time. Will you be long?
5. reaching to a great distance in space or time. She has a long memory
adverb
1. a great period of time. This happened long before you were born.
2. for a great period of time. Have you been waiting long?
ˈlongways adverb
in the direction of the length. The planks had to go into the lorry longways.
ˌlong-ˈdistance adjective
long-distance races; a long-distance lorry-driver; a long-distance telephone call.
ˌlong-drawn-ˈout adjective
taking a needlessly long time. long-drawn-out discussions.
ˈlonghand noun
ordinary writing as opposed to shorthand.
long house
in tribal societies, a long rectangular dwelling shared by several families, especially in south-east Asia and amongst North American Indians.
long jump
a sports contest in which people jump as far as possible.
long-playing record (usually abbreviated to LP)
a record which plays for a long time.
ˌlong-ˈrange adjective
1. able to reach a great distance. long-range rockets.
2. taking into consideration a long period of time. a long-range weather forecast.
ˌlong-ˈsighted adjective
having difficulty in seeing close objects clearly.
ˌlong-ˈsightedness noun
ˌlong-ˈsuffering adjective
patiently enduring a great deal of trouble.
ˌlong-ˈwinded adjective
(of a speaker or his speech) tiresomely long.
as long as / so long as
1. provided only that. As/So long as you're happy, it doesn't matter what you do.
2. while; during the time that. As long as he's here I'll have more work to do.
before (very) long
soon. Come in and wait – he'll be here before long!
in the long run
in the end. We thought we would save money, but in the long run our spending was about the same as usual.
the long and the short of it
the whole story in a few words.
no longer
not now as in the past. This cinema is no longer used.
so long!
goodbye!.
References in classic literature ?
"One only wonders at the long-suffering or blindness of the crowned heads.
Sometimes the long-suffering house was a log hut, and the brave settlers defeated a band of hostile Indians, or occasionally were massacred by them; but in either case the Simpson house looked, to quote a Riverboro expression, "as if the devil had been having an auction in it."
"Of course," continued the unwitting Clare, "I should have been glad to know you to be descended exclusively from the long-suffering, dumb, unrecorded rank and file of the English nation, and not from the self-seeking few who made themselves powerful at the expense of the rest.
It was in a way akin to that common habit of men and women troubled by real or fancied grievances, who periodically and volubly break their long-suffering silence and "have their say" till the last word is said.
I'm thankful to the good God and Father of us all I've got you back, that's long-suffering and merciful to them that believe on Him and keep His word, though good- ness knows I'm unworthy of it, but if only the worthy ones got His blessings and had His hand to help them over the rough places, there's few enough would smile here or ever enter into His rest when the long night comes.
The navies of Helium and the First Born had cleared the fortresses and the temples of the therns when they had refused to surrender and accept the new order of things that had swept their false religion from long-suffering Mars.
I believe that I am one of the most long-suffering of mortals; but I'll admit that I was annoyed at the sardonic interruption.
Dinah put out her hand and said, "You'll have sweet peace in your mind to-day, Seth, for your tenderness and long-suffering towards your aged mother."
Goaded by long-suffering patience the worm will turn."
And he so kindly and hendy and long-suffering! You would--ha, you may well flee the room!"
So she stopped, or rather began to fool on other subjects, until her long-suffering relatives drove her upstairs.
Nor was this the only comfort they derived at first from Miggs's presence and society: for that young lady displayed such resignation and long-suffering, and so much meek endurance, under her trials, and breathed in all her chaste discourse a spirit of such holy confidence and resignation, and devout belief that all would happen for the best, that Emma felt her courage strengthened by the bright example; never doubting but that everything she said was true, and that she, like them, was torn from all she loved, and agonised by doubt and apprehension.