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longanimity

[long-guh-nim-i-tee, lawng-] /ˌlɒŋ gəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌlɔŋ-/
noun
1.
patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English longanimyte < Late Latin longanimitās patience, equivalent to longanimi(s) patient (long(us) long1 + anim(us) spirit + -is adj. suffix) + -tās -ty2
Related forms
longanimous
[long-gan-uh-muh s, lawng-] /lɒŋˈgæn ə məs, lɔŋ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Tonight, despite her forced cheerfulness and chin-up longanimity, she is slightly hunched over and moves as if doing so hurts.
British Dictionary definitions for longanimity

longanimity

/ˌlɒŋɡəˈnɪmɪtɪ/
noun
1.
(rare) patience or forbearance
Derived Forms
longanimous (lɒŋˈɡænɪməs) adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin longanimitās, from longanimis forbearing, from longus long + animus mind, soul
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Word Origin and History for longanimity
n.

"patience," mid-15c., from Late Latin longanimitas "long-suffering, patient," from longanimus, from longus (see long (adj.)) + animus- "soul, spirit, mind" (see animus).

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