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long-suffering

[lawng-suhf-er-ing, -suhf-ring, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, -ˈsʌf rɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently.
noun
2.
long and patient endurance of injury, trouble, or provocation:
years of long-suffering and illness.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30
Related forms
long-sufferingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for long-sufferingly

long-suffering

adjective
1.
enduring pain, unhappiness, etc, without complaint
noun
2.
long and patient endurance
Derived Forms
long-sufferingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for long-sufferingly

long-suffering

also longsuffering, 1520s (n.), 1530s (adj.), from long (adj.) + suffering (see suffer). Old English had langmodig in this sense.

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