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Synonyms for patience
ˈpeɪ ʃəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patience, forbearance, longanimity(noun)

    good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

    Synonyms:
    forbearance, solitaire, longanimity

    Antonyms:
    impatience

  2. solitaire, patience(noun)

    a card game played by one person

    Synonyms:
    forbearance, solitaire, longanimity

    Antonyms:
    impatience

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. patience

    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.

    See synonyms for ANGER.

    Synonyms:
    calmness, composure, endurance, forbearance, fortitude, leniency, long-suffering, resignation, submission, sufferance

    Preposition:
    Patience in or amid sufferings; patience with (rarely toward) opposers or offenders; patience under afflictions; (rarely) patience of heat or cold, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. patience

    Synonyms:
    endurance, resignation, submission, perseverance

    Antonyms:
    resistance, unsubmissiveness, repining, rebellion, inconsistency, impatience

Editors Contribution

  1. long suffering

    to suffer long is to be patient.

    waiting patiently

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  
  2. orimi

    Submitted by anonymous on June 18, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. patience(n.)

    Synonyms:
    endurance (without complaint), fortitude, resignation, submission, sufferance, long-sufferance, long-suffering

  2. patience(n.)

    Synonyms:
    perseverance, persistence, indefatigableness, constancy, diligence, assiduity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. patience(n)

    Synonyms:
    long-suffering, fortitude, resignation, submission, sufferance, indulgence, leniency, forbearance, persistence, diligence, perseverance

    Antonyms:
    impatience, restiveness, resistance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "patience":

    patient, forbearance, indulgence, impatience, sabra

How to pronounce patience?

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How to use patience in a sentence?

  1. John Andrew Holmes:

    Evil is a fact not to be explained away, but to be accepted and accepted not to be endured, but to be conquered. It is a challenge neither to our reason nor to our patience, but to our courage.

  2. Thomas Hardy:

    Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

  3. Matthew Arnold:

    With close-lipped Patience for our only friend, Sad Patience, too near neighbor to Despair.

  4. Horace Bushnell:

    It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is simple patience.

  5. Simon Coveney:

    I think anything is possible now but I think Britain needs to be careful because I think from an EU perspective, not an Irish perspective, that patience has run out. The EU wants to get on with many, many other challenging political questions.

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