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1. forbearance

noun. ['fɔrˈbɛrəns'] a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting.

Synonyms

  • delay

Antonyms

  • rush
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • -ance (English)
  • forbear (English)
  • forberen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Forbearance

  • forebearance
  • clarence
  • terrence
  • terrance
  • terence

How do you pronounce forbearance?

Pronounce forbearance as fɔrˈbɛrəns.

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Sentences with forbearance


1. Noun, singular or mass
Apply for a forbearance if you cannot get a deferment.

Quotes about forbearance


1. Forbearance in the face of fate, beauty constant under torture, are not merely passive. They are a positive achievement, an explicit triumph.
- Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Tales

2. forbearance

noun. ['fɔrˈbɛrəns'] good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence.

Synonyms

  • longanimity
  • patience

Antonyms

  • ill nature
  • vexation
  • annoyance

Etymology

  • -ance (English)
  • forbear (English)
  • forberen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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