longsuffering

long-suffering

[lawng-suhf-er-ing, -suhf-ring, long-]
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:
1520–30

long-sufferingly, adverb
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long-suffering
 
adj
1.  enduring pain, unhappiness, etc, without complaint
 
n
2.  long and patient endurance
 
long-'sufferingly
 
adv

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long-suffering
also longsuffering, 1520s (n.), 1530s (adj.), from long (adj.) + suffering (see suffer).
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