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1 : Forbearance to punish or resent.

2 : The state of suffering; the bearing of pain; endurance.

3 : Pain endured; misery; suffering; distress.

4 : Loss; damage; injury.

5 : Submission under difficult or oppressive circumstances; patience; moderation.

6 : Negative consent by not forbidding or hindering; toleration; permission; allowance; leave.

7 : A permission granted by the customs authorities for the shipment of goods.

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1 : Long-sufferance

n.

Forbearance to punish or resent.

2 : Sufferance

n.

The state of suffering; the bearing of pain; endurance.

3 : Sufferance

n.

Pain endured; misery; suffering; distress.

4 : Sufferance

n.

Loss; damage; injury.

5 : Sufferance

n.

Submission under difficult or oppressive circumstances; patience; moderation.

6 : Sufferance

n.

Negative consent by not forbidding or hindering; toleration; permission; allowance; leave.

7 : Sufferance

n.

A permission granted by the customs authorities for the shipment of goods.

This word sufferance uses (10) total characters with white space

This word sufferance uses (10) total characters with white out space

This word sufferance uses 8 unique characters: A C E F N R S U

Number of all permutations npr for sufferance word is (40320)

Number of all combination ncr for sufferance word is (40320)

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Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Alternative forms
    • 1.2 Etymology
    • 1.3 Pronunciation
    • 1.4 Noun
      • 1.4.1 Related terms
    • 1.5 References

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sufferaunce (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman suffraunce, from Late Latin sufferentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsʌf(ə)ɹəns/

Noun[edit]

sufferance (countable and uncountable, plural sufferances)

  1. (archaic) Endurance, especially patiently, of pain or adversity.
    • Edmund Spenser (c.1552–1599)
      but hasty heat tempering with sufferance wise
    • 1826, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, The Last Man, chapter 4:
      I indulged in this meditation for a moment, and then again addressed the mourner, who stood leaning against the bed with that expression of resigned despair, of complete misery, and a patient sufferance of it, which is far more touching than any of the insane ravings or wild gesticulation of untamed sorrow.
  2. Acquiescence or tacit compliance with some circumstance, behavior, or instruction.
    • Edmund Spenser (c. 1552–1599)
      In their beginning they are weak and wan, / But soon, through sufferance, grow to fearful end.
    • Richard Hooker (1554-1600)
      Somewhiles by sufferance, and somewhiles by special leave and favour, they erected to themselves oratories.
    • 1910, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Lady Good-for-Nothing, chapter 20:
      When his talk trespasses beyond sufferance, I chastise him.
  3. (archaic) Suffering; pain, misery.
    • 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821:
      , II.37:
      The sufferances which simply touch us in minde, doe much lesse afflict me, then most men [].
    • 1612, William Shakespeare, King Henry VIII, act 2, scene 3:
      'Tis a sufferance panging / As soul and body's severing.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.147:
      the streak / Of sufferance yet upon his forehead lay, / Where the blue veins looked shadowy, shrunk, and weak [].
  4. (obsolete) Loss; damage; injury.
    • William Shakespeare (c. 1564–1616)
      a grievous [] sufferance on most part of their fleet
  5. (Britain, historical) A permission granted by the customs authorities for the shipment of goods.

Related terms[edit]

  • on sufferance

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