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Definition of patience:

  1. A kind of dock ( Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
  2. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.
  3. Solitaire.
  4. Sufferance; permission.
  5. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.
  6. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.


forbearance, labor, exertion, resignation, intentness, bearing, diligence, strength, leniency, moderation, indulgence, self-control, longanimity, steadiness, solitaire, beggar-thy-neighbor, constancy, attention, pains, passiveness, pontoon, sedulousness, long-suffering, yielding, fortitude, accept, stoicism, submission, sufferance, industry, hastiness, tolerance, nonresistance, impatience, assiduity, effort, acceptance, application.

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