- The definition of long suffering is someone who had to endure something unpleasant for a long period of time, but who was patient throughout.
An example of long suffering is a person who had to put up with a long illness but who did so cheerfully.
long-suffering definition by Webster's New World
bearing injuries, insults, trouble, etc. patiently for a long time
long and patient endurance of injuries, insults, trouble, etc.
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- long-sufferingly adverb
long-suffering definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Patiently enduring wrongs or difficulties.noun
Patient endurance. See Synonyms at patience.
- longˈ-sufˈfer·ing·ly adverb