Definition of forbearing in English:

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Pronunciation: /fôrˈberiNG/
Pronunciation: /fərˈberiNG/


(Of a person) patient and restrained.
Example sentences
  • You're surrounded by amazingly patient, forbearing people, especially your parents.
  • ‘I believe that is his daughter's name,’ replied the man with forbearing patience as he ran his eyes up the mast.
  • It conveyed a sense of forbearing and compassionate understanding in which the idea that people are human and mistakes are natural was embodied.
patient, tolerant, easygoing, lenient, clement, forgiving, understanding, accommodating, indulgent;
long-suffering, resigned, stoic;
restrained, self-controlled

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Syllabification: for·bear·ing

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