longanimity

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin longanimitātem, from longanimus, translating Ancient Greek μακροθυμία (makrothumía).

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Noun[edit]

longanimity (uncountable)

  1. (now rare) Patience or tolerance in the face of adversity; forbearance, long-suffering.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.3:
      It had overcome the patience of Job, as it did the meekness of Moses, and would surely have mastered any, but the longanimity, and lasting sufferance of God [...].