(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. invalid, case, victim; out-or inpatient. See disease. —adj. tolerant, indulgent, long-suffering.
See leniency, submission.Ant., impatient.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Enduring without complaint]
Syn. forbearing, mild-tempered, composed, tranquil, serene, long-suffering, unruffled, imperturbable, passive, submissive, weak, cold-blooded, easy-going, philosophic, tolerant, gentle, unresentful; see also resigned .
Ant. irritable*, violent, resentful.
2. [Quietly persistent in an activity]
Syn. pertinacious, assiduous, steady, Dependable, calm, reliable, placid, stable, composed, unwavering, imperturbable, quiet, serene, unimpassioned, dispassionate, enduring; see also regular 3 .
Ant. restless*, irrepressible, feverish.
Syn. case, inmate, victim, sufferer, sick individual, ill individual, one seeking help, one seeking cure, one seeking relief, outpatient, inpatient, bed patient, emergency ward patient, convalescent, one recovering from an illness, one recovering from an injury, hospital case, hospitalized person, subject, victim.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
sick person, case, outpatient, victim, convalescent, invalid, client.
steady, enduring, persistent, perseverant, tenacious, diligent, long-suffering, tolerant, imperturbable, easygoing, even-tempered, calm, long-fused, composed, resigned, stoical.
ANT.: impatient, restless, irritable, exasperated, *intolerant
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Enduring or capable of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint: forbearing, long-suffering, resigned. See ACCEPT.

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