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long-suffering Line breaks: long-suffer¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˌlɒŋˈsʌfərɪŋ/

Definition of long-suffering in English:


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.
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