long–suffering

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adjective long–suf·fer·ing \ˈlȯŋ-ˌsə-f(ə-)riŋ, -ˈsə-\

Definition of long–suffering

  1. :  patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship

long–suffering

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long–sufferingly

play \ˈlȯŋ-ˌsə-f(ə-)riŋ-lē, -ˈsə-\ adverb

First Known Use of long–suffering

1535


LONG–SUFFERING Defined for English Language Learners

long-suffering

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Definition of long–suffering for English Language Learners

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


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