patience, forbearance, longanimity(noun)
good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
a card game played by one person
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pā′shens, n. quality of being patient or able calmly to endure: (Shak.) permission: a card-game, same as Solitaire (q.v.).—adj. Pā′tient, sustaining pain, &c., without repining: not easily provoked: not in a hurry: persevering: expecting with calmness: long-suffering.—n. one who bears or suffers: a person under medical treatment.—adv. Pā′tiently. [Fr.,—L. patentia—patiens—pati, to bear.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Patience' in Nouns Frequency: #2699
The numerical value of Patience in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Patience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
I had confidence in my own self. The self will and the patience, patience is the word.
Things are getting more separate between Turks and Syrians. No-one has the patience to deal with each other anymore.
It's the type of year where the patience of our loved ones has been the most important factor to get us through because they have certainly put up with a lot. My wife has the patience of a saint.
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Translations for Patience
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- صبر, أناة, حلمArabic
- solitari, paciènciaCatalan, Valencian
- pasiáns, trpělivostCzech
- tålmodighed, tålmodDanish
- υπομονή, πασιέντζαGreek
- solitario, pacienciaSpanish
- صبر, شکیبائیPersian
- pasianssi, kärsivällisyys, malttiFinnish
- pasyansHaitian Creole
- 我慢, 忍耐, 辛抱Japanese
- قنیات, ئارامKurdish
- GedoldLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tolmodNorwegian Nynorsk
- pasjans, cierpliwośćPolish
- терпение, пасьянс, терпеливостьRussian
- strpljénje, trpeljivost, str̀pljivōst, krotostSerbo-Croatian
- subira, subra, uvumilivuSwahili
- ఓర్పు, సహనముTelugu
- سہن, صبرUrdu
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