enduring

[ en-doo r-ing, -dyoo r- ]
/ ɛnˈdʊər ɪŋ, -ˈdyʊər- /

adjective

lasting; permanent: a poet of enduring greatness.
patient; long-suffering.

Origin of enduring

First recorded in 1525–35; endure + -ing2
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Definition for enduring (2 of 2)

endure

[ en-door, -dyoor ]
/ ɛnˈdʊər, -ˈdyʊər /

verb (used with object), en·dured, en·dur·ing.

to hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo: to endure great financial pressures with equanimity.
to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate: I cannot endure your insults any longer.
to admit of; allow; bear: His poetry is such that it will not endure a superficial reading.

verb (used without object), en·dured, en·dur·ing.

to continue to exist; last: These words will endure as long as people live who love freedom.
to support adverse force or influence of any kind; suffer without yielding; suffer patiently: Even in the darkest ages humanity has endured.
to have or gain continued or lasting acknowledgment or recognition, as of worth, merit or greatness: His plays have endured for more than three centuries.

Origin of endure

1275–1325; Middle English enduren < Anglo-French, Old French endurer < Latin indūrāre to harden, make lasting, equivalent to in- in-2 + dūrāre to last, be or become hard, derivative of dūrus hard
Related formsen·dur·er, nounun·en·dured, adjective

Synonym study

2. See bear1. 4. See continue.
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British Dictionary definitions for enduring (1 of 2)

enduring

/ (ɪnˈdjʊərɪŋ) /

adjective

permanent; lasting
having forbearance; long-suffering
Derived Formsenduringly, adverbenduringness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for enduring (2 of 2)

endure

/ (ɪnˈdjʊə) /

verb

to undergo (hardship, strain, privation, etc) without yielding; bear
(tr) to permit or tolerate
(intr) to last or continue to exist
Derived Formsendurable, adjectiveendurability or endurableness, nounendurably, adverb

Word Origin for endure

C14: from Old French endurer, from Latin indūrāre to harden, from dūrus hard
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