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pa·tience

patience

 
 
pronunciation:
peI shns
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to calmly put up with pain or trouble without getting upset or angry.
He showed a lot of patience when his son scratched the new car.
synonyms:
stamina
similar words:
endurance, resignation, tolerance
definition 2: the ability to stay calm when there is a delay.
He waited for the bus with patience.
similar words:
calmness, composure, poise, self-control
Homophone Note
The words patience and patients sound alike but have different meanings. The word "patients" is the plural form of "patient," someone in the care of a doctor.
Word Parts  About this feature
The word patience contains the following part:
pati, pass Latin root that means suffer, endure
synonyms:
path, patho, -pathic, -pathy