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forbearing

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Pronunciation: /fɔːˈbɛərɪŋ
 
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Definition of forbearing in English:

adjective

Patient and restrained: he proved to be remarkably forbearing whenever I was impatient or angry
More 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.
Synonyms
patient, tolerant, easy-going, forgiving, merciful, understanding, accommodating, indulgent, kind;
restrained, self-restrained, self-controlled, moderate, mild, easy, calm
informal unflappable, cool
rare longanimous

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