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  • adj. Characterized by patience and indulgence; long-suffering: as, a forbearing temper.
  • v. Present participle of forbear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disposed or accustomed to forbear; patient; long-suffering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by patience and indulgence; long-suffering: as, a forbearing temper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment

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