Definition of forbearing in English:

forbearing

Syllabification: for·bear·ing
Pronunciation: /fôrˈberiNG, fər-
 
/

adjective

(Of a person) patient and restrained.
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, easygoing, lenient, clement, forgiving, understanding, accommodating, indulgent; long-suffering, resigned, stoic; restrained, self-controlled

Definition of forbearing in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day premonition
Pronunciation: ˌprēməˈniSHən
noun
a strong feeling that something will happen …