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long-suffering (adj.)

also longsuffering, "bearing wrongs without retaliating," 1530s, from long (adj.) + suffering (n.). Old English had langmodig in this sense. From 1520s as a noun, "patience under offense."

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Definitions of long-suffering
1
long-suffering (n.)
patient endurance of pain or unhappiness;
Synonyms: long-sufferance
2
long-suffering (adj.)
patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble;
a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife
Synonyms: enduring
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