[ en-door-uhns, -dyoor- ]
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  1. the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc.

  2. the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina: He has amazing physical endurance.

  1. lasting quality; duration: His friendships have little endurance.

  2. something endured, as a hardship; trial.

Origin of endurance

First recorded in 1485–95; endure + -ance

synonym study For endurance

1. See patience.

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How to use endurance in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for endurance


/ (ɪnˈdjʊərəns) /

  1. the capacity, state, or an instance of enduring

  2. something endured; a hardship, strain, or privation

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