ETYM Latin durabilis, from durare to last: cf. French durable. Related to Dure.
1. Existing for a long time; SYN. lasting, long-lasting, long-lived.
2. Serviceable for a long time; SYN. long-wearing.
3. Very long lasting; SYN. indestructible, perdurable, undistroyable.
ETYM French, from Latin patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Related to Pathos, Passion.
1. Enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance.
2. Enduring without protest or complaint.