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patience

noun [U] uk   /ˈpeɪ.ʃəns/ us  

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
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