Definition of tolerant
- tolerant parents
- a culture tolerant of religious differences
this job requires a tolerant person who is used to dealing with complaints and angry customers
a tolerant acceptance of the terrible way that his wife has always treated him
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: willing to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own
: able to allow or accept something that is harmful, unpleasant, etc.
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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