Longanimity definition

lŏnggə-nĭmĭ-tē, lông-
Calmness in the face of suffering and adversity; forbearance.
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Patient endurance of injuries; forbearance.
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(now rare) Patience or tolerance in the face of adversity; forbearance, long-suffering.
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Origin of longanimity

  • Middle English longanimite from Old French from Late Latin longanimitās from longanimis patient Latin longus long longitude Latin animus mind, reason anə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin longanimitātem, from longanimus, translating Ancient Greek μακροθυμία (makrothumia).

    From Wiktionary