"forbearing" in the verb sense
1. forbear, hold back
refrain from doing
"she forbore a snicker"
2. refrain, forbear
resist doing something
"He refrained from hitting him back"
"she could not forbear weeping"
"forbearing" in the adjective sense
1. forbearing, longanimous
showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity slow to retaliate or express resentment
"seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression"
"was longanimous in the face of suffering"
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