tolerant

adjective tol·er·ant \ ˈtä-lə-rənt , ˈtäl-rənt \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

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)

tolerantly

adverb

Examples of tolerant in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of tolerant

1776

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TOLERANT Defined for English Language Learners

tolerant

Definition of tolerant for English Language Learners

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

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


TOLERANT Defined for Kids

tolerant

adjective tol·er·ant \ ˈtä-lə-rənt \

Definition of tolerant for Students

: showing tolerance

tolerantly

adverb

Medical Dictionary

tolerant

adjective tol·er·ant \ -rənt \

medical Definition of tolerant

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


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