longanimity

[ long-guh-nim-i-tee, lawng- ]
/ ˌlɒŋ gəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌlɔŋ- /

noun

patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance.

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Origin of longanimity

1400–50; late Middle English longanimyte<Late Latin longanimitās patience, equivalent to longanimi(s) patient (long(us) long1 + anim(us) spirit + -is adj. suffix) + -tās-ty2

OTHER WORDS FROM longanimity

lon·gan·i·mous [long-gan-uh-muhs, lawng-], /lɒŋˈgæn ə məs, lɔŋ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for longanimity

longanimity
/ (ˌlɒŋɡəˈnɪmɪtɪ) /

noun

rare patience or forbearance

Derived forms of longanimity

longanimous (lɒŋˈɡænɪməs), adjective

Word Origin for longanimity

C15: from Late Latin longanimitās, from longanimis forbearing, from longus long + animus mind, soul
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