Definition of Forbearing in English :

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Forbearing meaning in English

Meaning of Forbearing in English

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1. forbearing, longanimous

showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment

Example Sentences:
'seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression'
'was longanimous in the face of suffering'

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see synonyms of forbearing
showing self-control and patience
You've been remarkably forbearing, Ken.
Susan was forbearing and sympathetic, but I was hard to live with.
'Ah,' she said, with another forbearing smile.
. Also (rare): forbearant

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see synonyms of forbearing
v. for·bore (-bôr), for·borne (-bôrn), for·bear·ing, for·bears
1. To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain: forbear from making a comment.
2. To be tolerant or patient in the face of provocation.
1. To refrain from; resist: forbore criticizing them.
2. To restrain oneself so as not (to do something): "He saw that she was preoccupied, and forbore to question her" (Thomas Hardy).

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