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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Definitions for longanimity

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

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Citations for longanimity
If your beauteousness scorns me, if your worth does not favour me, if your disdain is my humiliation, I shall ill be able, albeit I am well furnished with longanimity, to suffer a grief that is not merely intense but protracted. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, translated by John Rutherford, 2000
Annunziata's eyes clouded. A kind of scorn, a kind of pity, and a kind of patient longanimity looked from them. Henry Harland, My Friend Prospero, 1903
Origin of longanimity
late Middle English
Longanimity finds its roots in the Latin terms longus meaning "long" and animus meaning "spirit." It entered English in the 1400s.