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patiencenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpeɪ.ʃəns/

patience noun [U] (QUALITY)

B2 the ability to wait, or to continue doing something despite difficulties, or to suffer without complaining or becoming annoyed: You have to have such a lot of patience when you're dealing with kids. In the end I lost my patience and shouted at her. He's a good teacher, but he doesn't have much patience with the slower pupils. Making small-scale models takes/requires a great deal of patience. Their youngest son was beginning to try my patience (= annoy me). Patience - they'll be here soon!
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patience noun [U] (CARD GAME)

UK (US solitaire) a game played with cards by one person
Translations of “patience”
in Korean 참을성…
in Arabic صَبْر…
in Portuguese paciência…
in Catalan paciència…
in Japanese 忍耐力, 我慢強さ…
in Italian pazienza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 素質, 忍耐,耐心…
in Russian терпение, пасьянс…
in Turkish sabırlılık, sabır, tahammül…
in Chinese (Simplified) 素质, 忍耐,耐心…
in Polish cierpliwość, pasjans…
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