sufferance


sufferance

noun

Definition of SUFFERANCE

1
the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something <was pointedly reminded that he was at the private beach on sufferance and could be kicked out at any time>
2
the capacity to endure what is difficult or disagreeable without complaining <spending a whole day with my airheaded sister-in-law is beyond sufferance>
Antonyms impatience

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