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forbearance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of forbearance

  1. 1 the capacity to endure what is difficult or disagreeable without complaining we thank you for your forbearance while we attend to the technical difficulties interrupting the TV program Synonyms of forbearance patience, long-suffering, sufferance, toleranceWords Related to forbearance acquiescence, resignation; passiveness, passivity; amenability, compliance, conformism, docility, obedience, subordination, tractability, willingness; discipline, self-control; submission, submissivenessNear Antonyms of forbearance defiance; contrariness, disobedience, insubordination, intractability, recalcitrance, resistance, willfulnessAntonyms of forbearance impatience

  2. 2 kind, gentle, or compassionate treatment especially towards someone who is undeserving of it the judge showed forbearance, and gave the teenaged first offender a suspended sentence Synonyms of forbearance charity, clemency, mercy, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercifulness, quarterWords Related to forbearance humanitarianism, philanthropy; empathy, pity, sympathy, understanding; commiseration, favor, grace; benevolence, care, compassion, gentleness, goodness, goodwill, humaneness, kindliness, kindness, meekness, mildness, niceness, softness, tenderness; altruism, generosity, magnanimity, nobility; affection, devotion, love, worshipNear Antonyms of forbearance hard-heartedness, mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness, uncharitableness; reprisal, requital, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance; venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; atrocity, barbarity, brutality, cruelty, sadism, savageness, savagery, truculence, viciousness, violence, wantonness; castigation, chastisement, discipline, punishment, scolding; abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, hate, hatred, loathing; cattiness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, gall, grudge, hostility, jealousy, pique, resentment; bile, jaundice, rancor; hatefulness, invidiousness; coarseness, hardness, harshness, roughness


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