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English noun: forbearance

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

Synonymslonganimity, patience

Broader (hypernym)good nature


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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