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 with cancer who never complains has great sufferance. Someone who endures the death of a spouse has sufferance. If you complain and whine about problems, that shows very little sufferance. This is word for dealing with painful things well and even heroically.

Definitions of sufferance

n patient endurance especially of pain or distress

Type of:
the power to withstand hardship or stress

n a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

acceptance, toleration
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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