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patience

pa·tience

patience

 
 
pronunciation:
peI shns
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to steadfastly endure misfortune, pain, or hardship.
synonyms:
fortitude, stamina, sufferance
similar words:
endurance, forbearance, long-suffering, resignation, stoicism, tolerance
definition 2: the willingness or ability to wait calmly when faced with delay.
synonyms:
forbearance
antonyms:
impatience
similar words:
aplomb, calmness, composure, equanimity, poise, self-control, self-possession, serenity
definition 3: steady perseverance; persistence.
The quality of the work is due largely to our patience.
synonyms:
perseverance, persistence, stick-to-itiveness
antonyms:
impatience
similar words:
determination, diligence, endurance, industry, stamina, tenacity
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Homophone Note
The words patience and patients sound alike but have different meanings. The word "patients" is the plural form of "patient," someone in the care of a doctor.