long-suffering

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

Definition of long-suffering

:patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship

long-suffering

noun

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

adjective

Definition of long-suffering for English Language Learners

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



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