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English definition of “patience”

patience

noun [U]  /ˈpeɪ·ʃəns/ us  
the ability to accept delay, suffering, or annoyance without complaining or becoming angry: He’s a man of great patience. Her constant complaining was beginning to test/try my patience.
patient
adjective  /ˈpeɪ·ʃənt/ us  
Just be patient – dinner’s almost ready.
patiently
adverb  /ˈpeɪ·ʃənt·li/ us  
He waited patiently for his name to be called.
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