(Of a person) patient and restrained.
- 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;
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