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Noun: tolerance  tó-lu-run(t)s
  1. The power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavourable environmental conditions
  2. A disposition to allow freedom of choice and behaviour
    - permissiveness
  3. The act of tolerating something
  4. Willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
  5. A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
    - allowance, leeway, margin

Derived forms: tolerances

See also: permissive, unpermissive

Type of: allowance, attitude, disagreement, discrepancy, disposition, divergence, endurance, mental attitude, temperament, variance

Antonym: intolerance

Encyclopedia: Tolerance