AskDefine | Define patience

Dictionary Definition



1 good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence [syn: forbearance, longanimity] [ant: impatience]
2 a card game played by one person [syn: solitaire]

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see Patience



From pacience (modern: patience), from patientia.



  1. The quality of being patient.


quality of being patient





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Extensive Definition

This article is about the state of being. For other uses, see Patience (disambiguation).
patience in Arabic: قالب:عواطف
patience in Czech: Mírumilovnost
patience in German: Geduld
patience in Spanish: Paciencia
patience in French: Patience
patience in Italian: Pazienza
patience in Hebrew: סבלנות
patience in Newari: धैर्य
patience in Japanese: 忍耐
patience in Portuguese: Paciência
patience in Albanian: Durimi
patience in Sicilian: Pacenza
patience in Swedish: Tålamod
patience in Ukrainian: Терпеливість
patience in Yiddish: געדולד

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acceptance, application, assiduity, assiduousness, ataraxia, ataraxy, benevolence, bovinity, bulldog tenacity, calmness, charitableness, charity, clemency, clementness, compassion, composure, concentration, condonation, constancy, cool, determination, diligence, dispassion, dispassionateness, disregard, dogged perseverance, doggedness, dullness, easiness, easy temper, easygoingness, endurance, engrossment, equanimity, even temper, fidelity, firmness, forbearance, forbearing, forgiveness, forgivingness, fortitude, generousness, gentleness, good temper, humaneness, humanity, impassiveness, impassivity, imperturbability, imperturbableness, indefatigability, indulgence, industriousness, industry, inexcitability, inexcitableness, inirritability, insistence, insistency, kindness, laxness, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, long-suffering, longanimity, loyalty, magnanimity, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, moderateness, nonresistance, obstinacy, overlooking, passiveness, patience of Job, patientness, permanence, permissiveness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pity, plodding, plugging, preoccupation, relentlessness, resignation, resolution, resolve, restraint, sedulity, sedulousness, self-control, serenity, single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slogging, smooth temper, softness, stability, stamina, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stoicism, stolidity, stubbornness, submission, submissiveness, sufferance, suffering, tenaciousness, tenacity, tenderness, tirelessness, tolerance, toleration, uncomplainingness, unirritableness, unnervousness, unpassionateness, unremittingness, unrevengefulness, unswerving attention
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