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forbearance

for·bear·ance

forbearance

 
 
pronunciation:
for beI rns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or capability of refraining or holding back.
He had always had a habit of yelling, but his wife's recent threat to leave him had taught him some forbearance.
synonyms:
restraint
similar words:
abstention, abstinence, moderation, self-control, temperance
definition 2: the quality or an instance of enduring patiently or being tolerant.
synonyms:
indulgence, patience
antonyms:
anger, indignation, vindictiveness
similar words:
endurance, leniency, restraint, tolerance