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Adjective: forbearing  for'beh-ring or fu(r)'beh-ring
  1. 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";
    - longanimous
Verb: forbear (forbore,forborne)  'for,behr
  1. Refrain from doing
    "she forbore a snicker";
    - hold back
  2. Resist doing something
    "she could not forbear weeping";
    - refrain

See also: patient

Antonym: act