Synonyms of forbearing


1. forbear, hold back, refrain, forbear

usage: refrain from doing; "she forbore a snicker"

2. refrain, forbear

usage: resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"


1. forbearing, longanimous, patient (vs. impatient)

usage: showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment; "seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression"; "was longanimous in the face of suffering"

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