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English definition of “long-suffering”

long-suffering

adjective     /ˌlɒŋˈsʌf.ər.ɪŋ/ US  /ˌlɑːŋˈsʌf.ɚ-/
A long-suffering person is patient despite being annoyed or insulted regularly over a period of time : Bill and his long-suffering wife Patient and uncomplaining
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