Definitions for Patienceˈpeɪ ʃəns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain without complaint, loss of temper, or anger.
an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.
quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence.
Category: British, Games
Ref: solitaire (def. 1). 1
Origin of patience:
1175–1225; ME pacience < OF < L patientia. See patient , -ence
patience, forbearance, longanimity(noun)
good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
a card game played by one person
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the ability to stay focused on an activity for a long time
Hunting requires patience, skill, and ability.
the ability not to get angry when sth is difficult, annoying, etc.
I don't have the patience to work with very young children.
to become angry
I finally lost my patience with him.
The quality of being patient.
Origin: pacience, from pacience (modern: patience), from patientia. Displaced native thuld (from þyld), thole (from þol), bilæving (from belæfan).
the state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc
the act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance
constancy in labor or application; perseverance
a kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb
Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast. Antonyms include hastiness and impetuousness.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Patience' in Nouns Frequency: #2699
Translations for Patience
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the ability or willingness to be patient
Patience is a virtue.
- paciênciaPortuguese (BR)
- die GeduldGerman
- धैर्य, धीरता, धीरताHindi
- strpljivost, snošljivostCroatian
- زغم، ګالنه، صبرPashto
- tålamod, tålmodighetSwedish
- 耐心Chinese (Trad.)
- صبر، تحملUrdu
- tính kiên trìVietnamese
- 耐心Chinese (Simp.)
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