Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Calmness in the face of suffering and adversity; forbearance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Long-suffering; patience; endurance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Disposition to bear injuries patiently; forbearance; patience.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Patience or tolerance in the face of adversity; forbearance, long-suffering.

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

  • noun good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English longanimite, from Old French, from Late Latin longanimitās, from longanimis, patient : Latin longus, long; see longitude + Latin animus, mind, reason; see anə- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Late Latin longanimitātem, from longanimus, translating Ancient Greek μακροθυμία.

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