forbearance vs patience what difference

what is difference between forbearance and patience

English

Etymology

From forbear +‎ -ance.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹˈbeɹən(t)s/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːˈbɛːɹən(t)s/
  • (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /foːˈbiəɹɘn(t)s/

Noun

forbearance (countable and uncountable, plural forbearances)

  1. Patient self-control; restraint and tolerance under provocation.
  2. A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.

Synonyms

  • patience
  • restraint
  • thole (obsolete, rare, or regional)
  • forgiveness

Related terms

  • forbear

Translations

Further reading

  • forbearance on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • forbearance in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • forbearance in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • forbearance at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Etymology

From Middle English pacience, from Old French pacience (modern French patience), from Latin patientia. Displaced native Middle English thuld, thuild (patience) (from Old English þyld (patience)), Middle English thole (patience) (from Old Norse þol (patience, endurance)), Middle English bilǣfing, bileaving (patience, perseverance, remaining) (from Old English belǣfan (to endure, survive)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪʃəns/

Noun

patience (usually uncountable, plural patiences)

  1. The quality of being patient.
  2. Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called solitaire in the US. (card game).

Synonyms

  • thild
  • thole (obsolete, rare, or regional)

Antonyms

  • impatience

Related terms

  • passion
  • passionate
  • passive
  • passivity
  • patient

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: pasensi

Translations

Further reading

  • patience in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • patience in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

See also

  • clock patience
  • garden patience

French

Etymology

From Old French pacience, borrowed from Latin patientia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pa.sjɑ̃s/

Noun

patience f (plural patiences)

  1. patience

Derived terms

  • perdre patience
  • prendre son mal en patience

Related terms

  • patient

Further reading

  • “patience” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle English

Noun

patience

  1. Alternative form of pacience

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