AskDefine | Define forbearing

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forbearing adj : showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment; "seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression"; "was longanimous in the face of suffering" [syn: longanimous]

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  1. Characterized by patience and indulgence; long-suffering: as, a forbearing temper.


  1. present participle of forbear

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