tolerant

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adjective tol·er·ant \ˈtä-lə-rənt, ˈtäl-rənt\

Definition of tolerant

  1. 1 :  inclined to tolerate; especially :  marked by forbearance or endurance <tolerant parents> <a culture tolerant of religious differences>

  2. 2 :  exhibiting tolerance (as for a drug or an environmental factor)

tolerantly

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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>

1776

First Known Use of tolerant

1776


TOLERANT Defined for English Language Learners

tolerant

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adjective tol·er·ant \ˈtä-lə-rənt, ˈtäl-rənt\

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

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adjective tol·er·ant \ˈtä-lə-rənt\

Definition of tolerant for Students

  1. :  showing tolerance

tolerantly

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Medical Dictionary

tolerant

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adjective tol·er·ant \-rənt\

Medical Definition of tolerant

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



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