HyperDic: forbearance

English > 2 senses of the word forbearance:
NOUNattributeforbearance, patience, longanimitygood-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
actforbearancea delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges
forbearance > pronunciation
Soundsfaorbeh'rahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > forbearance: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaninggood-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence.
Synonymspatience, longanimity
Broadergood natureA cheerful, obliging disposition
OppositeimpatienceA dislike of anything that causes delay
Spanishlonganimidad, paciencia, resignación, tolerancia
Catalanlonganimitat, paciència, tolerància
English > forbearance: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting.
Example"his forbearance to reply was alarming"
Broaderdelay, holdupThe act of delaying
Verbsforbearresist doing something

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