Longanimity

Longanimity

ˌlɔŋɡəˈnɪmᵻdi

Noun

  • Patience or tolerance in the face of adversity; forbearance, long-suffering.

Get a new word in your inbox every day.

By subscribing you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Example Sentences

“Longanimity can be as important a trait as creativity in a kindergarten teacher.”

“My father impressed me with his longanimity in the face of my 2-year-old’s temper tantrum.”

“I can’t imagine doing the same job day after day, but she kept at it with longanimity.”

Word Origin

Latin, 15th century

Why this word?

“Longanimity” is based on the Latin “longanimitās,” meaning “patient” or “forbearing.” Television loves characters that embody longanimity: Think of the infinitely patient Leslie Higgins on “Ted Lasso,” the adorably unflappable Jerry Gergich on “Parks and Recreation,” or the maniacally uncomplaining Ned Flanders on “The Simpsons.” Over-the-top comedic characters contrasted with long-suffering personalities that radiate longanimity make for hilarious counterpoints and plotlines.

  • More brands you’ll love

    Elevate Your Everyday

    More brands you’ll love

    Elevate Your Everyday

    Subscribe to Better Report to receive tips and tricks that will save you money, maximize your time, and improve your life.

    Subscribe to Better Report
    By clicking “Subscribe” you’re agreeing to Better Report Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Learn a new word Zamzawed

ˈzæmˌzɑd