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Definition of "long-suffering" []

  • Patiently enduring wrongs or difficulties. (adjective)
  • Patient endurance. See Synonyms at patience. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "long-suffering" in a sentence
  • "Roger McCormick adopted an expression of long-suffering patience."
  • "Every night I’d call my long-suffering best buddy and read her whatever I’d produced that day."
  • "A wife petitioning for divorce had to show how attentive, obedient, and long-suffering she had been and, of course, sexually faithful while she was being victimized."