tolerant


tol·er·ant

adjective \ˈtä-lə-rənt, ˈtäl-rənt\

: willing to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own

: able to allow or accept something that is harmful, unpleasant, etc.

Full Definition of TOLERANT

1
:  inclined to tolerate; especially :  marked by forbearance or endurance <tolerant parents> <a culture tolerant of religious differences>
2
:  exhibiting tolerance (as for a drug or an environmental factor)
tol·er·ant·ly adverb

Examples of TOLERANT

  1. <this job requires a tolerant person who is used to dealing with complaints and angry customers>
  2. <a tolerant acceptance of the terrible way that his wife has always treated him>

First Known Use of TOLERANT

1776

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tol·er·ant

adjective \-rənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOLERANT

: exhibiting tolerance (as for a drug or physiological insult) <lactose tolerant>

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