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English noun: forbearance

1. forbearance (attribute) good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence


Synonymslonganimity, patience


Broader (hypernym)good nature


Antonymsimpatience

2. forbearance (act) a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting


SamplesHis forbearance to reply was alarming.


Broader (hypernym)delay, holdup









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