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May 16 2020 22

Forbearance is a noun that refers to tolerance or patience.

The word forbear, which is derived from Old English, means ‘to hold back’ or ‘refrain.’ Our word of the day is the noun that refers to what a person must have in order to forbear.

It took a great deal of forbearance for Andrew to avoid eating sweets last month. That kind of patience is a very rare quality.