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See also: longsuffering



long-suffering (comparative more long-suffering, superlative most long-suffering)

  1. Having endured mental or physical discomfort for a protracted period of time patiently or without complaint.
    His long-suffering wife may have had to put up with him for many years, but she also benefited when times were good.
    • 1917, Bible (Jewish Publication Society), Exodus xxxiv. 6
      The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.
    • 2020 April 8, Howard Johnston, “East-ended? When the ECML was at risk”, in Rail, page 68:
      For long-suffering suburban passengers, 1970 represented a milestone as the beginning of the demise of the slam-door multiple unit.




long-suffering (uncountable)

  1. Long endurance or patience.