long-suffering

adjective
long-suf·​fer·​ing | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌsə-f(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce long-suffering (audio) , -ˈsə- \

Definition of long-suffering

: patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship

Other Words from long-suffering

long-suffering noun
long-sufferingly \ ˈlȯŋ-​ˌsə-​f(ə-​)riŋ-​lē How to pronounce long-suffering (audio) , -​ˈsə-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of long-suffering

1535, in the meaning defined above

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“Long-suffering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-suffering. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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