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Meaning & Definition of Tolerant in English

English

Tolerant

/tɑlərənt/

adjective

1. Showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others

    synonym:
  • tolerant

2. Tolerant and forgiving under provocation

  • "Our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"
    synonym:
  • kind
  • ,
  • tolerant

3. Showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

  • "A broad political stance"
  • "Generous and broad sympathies"
  • "A liberal newspaper"
  • "Tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
    synonym:
  • broad
  • ,
  • large-minded
  • ,
  • liberal
  • ,
  • tolerant

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"
  • "The new hybrid is more resistant to drought"
    synonym:
  • tolerant
  • ,
  • resistant

5. Showing the capacity for endurance

  • "Injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving"
  • "A man patient of distractions"
    synonym:
  • tolerant
  • ,
  • patient of

Examples of using

Tom is very tolerant in his attitude toward religion.
Be tolerant.