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sufferance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sufferance

  1. 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> Synonyms allowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, green light, leave, license (or licence), sanction, permission, warrantRelated Words imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK (or okay); accord, grantNear Antonyms denial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo (also tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusionAntonyms interdiction, prohibition, proscription

  2. 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> Synonyms forbearance, long-suffering, patience, toleranceRelated Words acquiescence, resignation; passiveness, passivity; amenability, compliance, conformism, docility, obedience, subordination, tractability, willingness; discipline, self-control; submission, submissivenessNear Antonyms defiance; contrariness, disobedience, insubordination, intractability, recalcitrance, resistance, willfulnessAntonyms impatience




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