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[lawng-suhf-er-ing, -suhf-ring, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈsʌf ər ɪŋ, -ˈsʌf rɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-/

enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently.
long and patient endurance of injury, trouble, or provocation:
years of long-suffering and illness.
enduring pain, unhappiness, etc, without complaint
long and patient endurance

also longsuffering, 1520s (n.), 1530s (adj.), from long (adj.) + suffering (see suffer). Old English had langmodig in this sense.


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