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patience 64 results
- persistence, pertinacity, grit, submission, forbearance, leniency, endurance, long-suffering, steadfastness, resignation, stoicism, equanimity, steadiness, philosophy, fortitude, calmness, perseverance, fortitude, constancy, endurance, sufferance, forbearance, resignation, submission, coolness, composure
- - Patience is the quality or habit of mind shown in bearing passively and uncomplainingly any pain, evil, or hardship that may fall to one's lot. Endurance hardens itself against suffering, and may be merely stubborn; fortitude is endurance animated by courage; endurance may by modifiers be made to have a passive force, as when we speak of " passive endurance;" patience is not so hard as endurance nor so self- effacing as submission. Submission is ordinarily and resignation always applied to matters of great moment, while patience may apply to slight worries and annoyances. As regards our relations to our fellow men, forbearance is abstaining from retaliation or revenge; patience is keeping kindliness of heart under vexatious conduct; long- suffering is continued patience. Patience may also have an active force denoting uncomplaining steadiness in doing, as in tilling the soil. Compare INDUSTRY.
- displeasure, sloth, recalcitrance, pettishness, idleness, ire, defiance, intractability, remissness, resistance, exasperation, fretfulness, resentment, disobedience, negligence, willfulness, indolence, rage, neglect, inattention, vexation, irritation, contrariness, impatience, choler, peevishness, insubordination, temper, wrath, animosity, petulance, fury, changeableness, passion, indignation, inconstancy, fickleness, offense