Forbearance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrˈberəns|  American pronunciation of the word forbearance
Brit.  |fɔːˈbɛːr(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word forbearance

noun

- good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence (syn: longanimity, patience)
- a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting

his forbearance to reply was alarming

Examples

He showed great forbearance in his dealings with them.

...we thank you for your forbearance while we attend to the technical difficulties interrupting the TV program...

his forbearance to reply was alarming

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