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Adjective: tolerant  tó-lu-runt
  1. Showing respect for the rights, opinions or practices of others
  2. Tolerating other people's actions and behaviour; forgiving under provocation
    "our neighbour was very tolerant about the window our son broke";
    - kind
  3. Showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
    "tolerant of his opponent's opinions";
    - broad, large-minded, liberal
  4. Able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    "the plant is tolerant of saltwater"; "these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided";
    - resistant
  5. Showing the capacity for endurance
    "injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving";
    - patient of

See also: broad-minded, charitable, forgiving, patient, tolerable, unbigoted

Antonym: intolerant

Encyclopedia: Tolerant