adjective \-ˌsə-f(ə-)riŋ, -ˈsə-\

: suffering for a long time without complaining : very patient during difficult times

Full Definition of LONG-SUFFERING

:  patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship
long–suffering noun
long–suf·fer·ing·ly \-lē\ adverb

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