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forbearance (noun) patience.

When you have forbearance you have tolerance and self-control. A person with forbearance is sympathetic to others' faults and has forgiveness for others' lapses.

  • Jane has remarkable forbearance for a girl her age. With all forbearance she views others' faults with understanding and is always ready to forgive them.
  • Nora's forbearance for others' faults is often mistaken for her weakness. Her soft forgiving nature often lands her in trouble because others exploit it.
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