passive permission resulting from lack of interference; tolerance, especially of something wrong or illegal (usually preceded by on or by ).
capacity to endure pain, hardship, etc.; endurance.
Archaic. patient endurance.
Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English suffrance Related forms
< Old French soufrance,
< Late Latin sufferentia,
equivalent to suffer
) to suffer
+ -entia -ence
is always a great word to know.
So is ninnyhammer. Does it mean: