unforbearing

forbear

1 [fawr-bair]
verb (used with object), forbore, forborne, forbearing.
1.
to refrain or abstain from; desist from.
2.
to keep back; withhold.
3.
Obsolete. to endure.
verb (used without object), forbore, forborne, forbearing.
4.
to refrain; hold back.
5.
to be patient or self-controlled when subject to annoyance or provocation.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English forberen, Old English forberan. See for-, bear1

forbearer, noun
forbearingly, adverb
nonforbearing, adjective
nonforbearingly, adverb
unforbearing, adjective


1. forgo, sacrifice, renounce.
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forbear1 (fɔːˈbɛə)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by from or an infinitive) , -bears, -bearing, -bore, -borne
1.  to cease or refrain (from doing something)
2.  archaic to tolerate or endure (misbehaviour, mistakes, etc)
 
[Old English forberan; related to Gothic frabairan to endure]
 
for'bearer1
 
n
 
for'bearingly1
 
adv

forbear2 (ˈfɔːˌbɛə)
 
n
a variant spelling of forebear

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forbear
"to abstain," O.E. forberan "bear up against, control one's feelings, endure," from for + beran "to bear" (see bear (v.)). Related: Forbearer; forbearing; forbore.

forbear
late 15c., from fore "before" + be-er "one who exists."
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