[en-doo r-uh ns, -dyoo r-] /ɛnˈdʊər əns, -ˈdyʊər-/

the fact or power of or bearing pain, hardships, etc.
the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina:
He has amazing physical endurance.
lasting quality; duration:
His friendships have little endurance.
something , as a hardship; trial.
the capacity, state, or an instance of enduring
something endured; a hardship, strain, or privation

late 15c., “continued existence in time;” see endure + -ance. Meaning “ability to endure suffering, etc.” is from 1660s.


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