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    capacity

    When someone is annoyed a lot, other people make trouble for him and make fun of him but he never rolls his eyes and doesn't get angry, can we say "He has a high / big capacity".

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    Re: capacity

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    Re: capacity

    So can you suggest a word that we can use to refer to such people? I'm looking for a noun not an adjective.

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    Re: capacity

    A walkover.

    I'm having trouble thinking of nouns rather than adjectives. My one and only suggestion doesn't quite fit the bill but it was the closest I could come up with.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: capacity

    It depends if you think his behavior is virtuous or a sign of weakness. He is very tolerant. Or resilient. Or he rolls with the punches. Or he has a high bullsh*t index. Or...

    My mother-in-law used to say it was useful to have a good "shrugger" -- you can shrug things off. It was her own expression, but I found it a useful expression.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It depends if you think his behavior is virtuous or a sign of weakness. He is very tolerant. Or resilient. Or he rolls with the punches. Or he has a high bullsh*t index. Or...

    My mother-in-law used to say it was useful to have a good "shrugger" -- you can shrug things off. It was her own expression, but I found it a useful expression.
    Good to see that Barb couldn't think of a noun either. Phew.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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