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Synonyms for forbearance
fɔrˈbɛər əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patience, forbearance, longanimity(noun)

    good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

    Synonyms:
    solitaire, patience, longanimity

  2. forbearance(noun)

    a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting

    "his forbearance to reply was alarming"

    Synonyms:
    patience, longanimity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forbearance

    Mercy is the exercise of less severity than one deserves, or in a more extended sense, the granting of kindness or favor beyond what one may rightly claim. Grace is favor, kindness, or blessing shown to the undeserving; forgiveness, mercy, and pardon are exercised toward the ill-deserving. Pardon remits the outward penalty which the offender deserves; forgiveness dismisses resentment or displeasure from the heart of the one offended; mercy seeks the highest possible good of the offender. There may be mercy without pardon, as in the mitigation of sentence, or in all possible alleviation of necessary severity; there may be cases where pardon would not be mercy, since it would encourage to repetition of the offense, from which timely punishment might have saved. Mercy is also used in the wider sense of refraining from harshness or cruelty toward those who are in one's power without fault of their own; as, they besought the robber to have mercy. Clemency is a colder word than mercy, and without its religious associations, signifying mildness and moderation in the use of power where severity would have legal or military, rather than moral sanction; it often denotes a habitual mildness of disposition on the part of the powerful, and is matter rather of good nature or policy than of principle. Leniency or lenity denotes an easy-going avoidance of severity; these words are more general and less magisterial than clemency; we should speak of the leniency of a parent, the clemency of a conqueror. Compare PITY.

    Synonyms:
    benevolence, benignity, blessing, clemency, compassion, favor, forgiveness, gentleness, grace, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercy, mildness, pardon, pardon, pity, tenderness

    Antonyms:
    cruelty, hardness, harshness, implacability, justice, penalty, punishment, revenge, rigor, severity, sternness, vengeance

    Preposition:
    The mercy of God to or toward sinners; have mercy on or upon one.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forbearance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    forbearing, shunning, abstinence, avoidance

  2. forbearance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    patience, lenity, indulgence, long suffering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forbearance(n)

    Synonyms:
    withholding, refraining, long-suffering, patience, indulgence, toleration

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    abstention, indulgence, patience, forborne, leniency, tolerance

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How to use forbearance in a sentence?

  1. Chief Technology Officer Stephen Bye:

    In the terms of Title II with the appropriate forbearance we made the point that we really don't see this as negative for the industry at all.

  2. Tom Goyda:

    Just asking about forbearance should not result in a forbearance being applied, we want customers who need assistance due to Covid-19 to be able to request and receive a payment suspension quickly and easily.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Tolerance or forbearance of one's differences or weaknesses is what gives rise to a lasting friendship or relationship. I mean, without tolerance or forbearance there can't/won't be any lasting friendship or relationship. Thus, be and remain tolerant or forbearing.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Tolerance/forbearance of one's differences/weaknesses is what gives rise to a lasting friendship/relationship. I mean, without tolerance/forbearance there can't/won't be any lasting friendship/relationship. Thus, be/remain tolerant/forbearing.

  5. Thomas a Kempis:

    Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others for thou has many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou are not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?


Translations for forbearance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • въздържаност, търпеливостBulgarian
  • shovívavost, zdrženlivostCzech
  • pacienciaSpanish
  • تحملPersian
  • longanimitéFrench
  • pazienzaItalian
  • воздержанность, терпение, терпимость, отсрочкаRussian

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