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Synonyms for forbearance
fɔrˈbɛər ənsfor·bear·ance

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patience, forbearance, longanimitynoun

    good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

    Synonyms:
    solitaire, patience, longanimity

  2. forbearancenoun

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

    "his forbearance to reply was alarming"

    Synonyms:
    patience, longanimity

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forbearancenoun

    Synonyms:
    forbearing, shunning, abstinence, avoidance

  2. forbearancenoun

    Synonyms:
    patience, lenity, indulgence, long suffering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forbearancenoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "forbearance":

    abstention, indulgence, patience, forborne, leniency, tolerance

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How to use forbearance in a sentence?

  1. Jay Foreman:

    (The) government needs to allow forbearance, amendments and restructuring of loans, so companies can make it through.

  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. Frank Nothaft:

    This reduces the likelihood of large numbers of distressed sales from homeowners who emerge from forbearance later in the year.

  4. 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?

  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

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

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