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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from long-suffering

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

First Known Use of long-suffering

1535, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about long-suffering

Statistics for long-suffering

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for long-suffering

The first known use of long-suffering was in 1535

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for long-suffering

long-suffering

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of long-suffering

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on long-suffering

What made you want to look up long-suffering? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

highly pertinent or appropriate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!