Many people have an enduring love for ice cream, that is, they have loved it for a long time and will continue to love it into the future. Enduring means long-lasting.

Enduring has roots that go back about 1,500 years to the Late Latin period. It is quite an enduring word! The original root meant hard, so your enduring friendship or your enduring interest in sports is solid enough to stand the test of time. Besides meaning long-lasting, enduring sometimes means long-suffering as when someone has an enduring disposition, but this meaning is found in the verb more than in the adjective.

Definitions of enduring
  1. adjective
    synonyms: abiding, imperishable
    lasting, permanent
    continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
  2. adjective
    patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble
    “an enduring disposition”
    synonyms: long-suffering
    enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance
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