Definition of long-suffering in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌlɒŋˈsʌfərɪŋ/


Having or showing patience in spite of troubles, especially those caused by other people: his long-suffering wife
More example sentences
  • His father was a patient, long-suffering character who was mercilessly hen-pecked.
  • Among them were letters from Nelson's long-suffering wife, Fanny.
  • His long-suffering wife, Nora, faces an everyday struggle to find money for food and other essentials.
patient, forbearing, tolerant, uncomplaining, with the patience of Job, stoical, resigned;
easy-going, indulgent, charitable, accommodating, forgiving;
submissive, deferential, acquiescent, meek, docile, compliant, mild



Example sentences
  • They took over a fish and chip shop, where they mugged and capered while the locals waited long-sufferingly for their grub.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words