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English definition of “sufferance”

sufferance

noun uk   /ˈsʌf.ər.əns/ us    /-ɚ-/
on sufferance formal with unwilling permission: He gave me a bed for a couple of nights but I felt I was there on sufferance.Allowing and permittingUnwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm under sufferance old-fashioned If someone does something under sufferance, they do it very unwillingly: He only visits his parents under sufferance.Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
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