[ long-guh-nim-i-tee, lawng- ]
/ ˌlɒŋ gəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌlɔŋ- /
patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance.
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Origin of longanimity
OTHER WORDS FROM longanimitylon·gan·i·mous [long-gan-uh-muhs, lawng-], /lɒŋˈgæn ə məs, lɔŋ-/, adjective
Words nearby longanimity
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Example sentences from the Web for longanimity
So that there may be fitly said to be a longanimity, which is commonly also ascribed to God as a magnanimity.The Advancement of Learning|Francis Bacon
You, who know what longanimity may be and how hard a thing to come at, may admire him for this.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay|Maurice Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for longanimity
/ (ˌlɒŋɡəˈnɪmɪtɪ) /
rare patience or forbearance
Derived forms of longanimitylonganimous (lɒŋˈɡænɪməs), adjective
Word Origin for longanimity
C15: from Late Latin longanimitās, from longanimis forbearing, from longus long + animus mind, soul
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