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4 definitions found
 for Forbearing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forbear \For*bear"\ (f[o^]r*b[^a]r"), v. i. [imp.
     Forbore({Forbare">Forbore({Forbare, [Obs.]); p. p. Forborne; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Forbearing.] [OE. forberen, AS. forberan; pref. for- +
     beran to bear. See Bear to support.]
     1. To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
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              Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall
              I forbear?                            --1 Kings
                                                    xxii. 6.
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     2. To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
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              Thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they
              will hear, or whether they will forbear. --Ezek. ii.
                                                    7.
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     3. To control one's self when provoked.
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              The kindest and the happiest pair
              Will find occasion to forbear.        --Cowper.
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              Both bear and forbear.                --Old Proverb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forbearing \For*bear"ing\, a.
     Disposed or accustomed to forbear; patient; long-suffering.
     -- For*bear"ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forbearing
      adj 1: showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint
             under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment;
             "seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist
             aggression"; "was longanimous in the face of suffering"
             [syn: forbearing, longanimous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "forbearing":
     Spartan, accepting, armed with patience, benevolent, charitable,
     clement, compassionate, conciliatory, disciplined, easy, easygoing,
     endurant, enduring, forbearant, forgiving, generous, gentle,
     humane, indulgent, kind, lax, lenient, long-suffering, longanimous,
     magnanimous, merciful, mild, moderate, patient, patient as Job,
     persevering, philosophical, placable, self-controlled, soft,
     sparing, stoic, tender, tolerant, tolerating, tolerative,
     understanding, unresentful, unrevengeful
  
  

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