Long-suffering meaning

lông'sŭf'ər-ĭng, lŏng'-
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.

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Patiently enduring wrongs or difficulties.
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Patient endurance.
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Long and patient endurance of injuries, insults, trouble, etc.
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Long, patient endurance of insult, abuse or mistreatment; longanimity.
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Having endured mental or physical discomfort for a protracted period of time patiently or without complaint.

His long-suffering wife may have had to put up with him for many years, but she also benefited when times were good.

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Bearing injuries, insults, trouble, etc. patiently for a long time.
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Alternative form of long-suffering.
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Origin of long-suffering