sufferance

Sufferance is a type of patience, especially the patience to endure pain and suffering.

When you suffer, you're in some type of pain, whether physical or emotional. Sufferance is a quality possessed by people who endure such pains patiently and without complaining. Someone who ensures a long and serious illness without complaining once has great sufferance. On the other hand, if you complain and whine about minor problems, that shows very little sufferance. This is a word for dealing with difficult situations well and even heroically.

Definitions of sufferance
  1. noun
    patient endurance especially of pain or distress
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    type of:
    endurance
    the power to withstand hardship or stress
  2. noun
    a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
    synonyms: acceptance, toleration
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    types:
    self acceptance
    an acceptance of yourself as you are, warts and all
    type of:
    permissiveness, tolerance
    a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
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