Forbearance is a noun that is used for being patient and lenient. To hold back.
- They thanked him for his ‘forbearance’, while they worked on recovering his stolen life savings.
- Her ‘forbearance’ helped her to not become pugnacious, when she was being slandered by other women.
- Have you ever wondered about the level of ‘forbearance’ that parents possess. Especially when we are noisy children causing havoc within our homes.