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enduring

[en-doo r-ing, -dyoo r-] /ɛnˈdʊər ɪŋ, -ˈdyʊər-/
adjective
1.
lasting; permanent:
a poet of enduring greatness.
2.
patient; long-suffering.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; endure + -ing2
Related forms
enduringly, adverb
enduringness, noun
nonenduring, adjective
unenduring, adjective
unenduringly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for enduringness

enduring

/ɪnˈdjʊərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
permanent; lasting
2.
having forbearance; long-suffering
Derived Forms
enduringly, adverb
enduringness, noun
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Word Origin and History for enduringness

enduring

late 14c., action of the verb endure; as a present participle adjective meaning "lasting," from 1530s.

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