Tolerant meaning

tŏlər-ənt
Of or having tolerance.
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Tending to permit, allow, understand, or accept something.

He's pretty tolerant of different political views, but don't ask him about religion.

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The definition of tolerant is a person who understands and accepts the different ideals and beliefs of others.

An example of tolerant is three best friends who are Jewish, Christian and Muslim.

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Inclined to tolerate the beliefs or behavior of others; forbearing.

A tolerant attitude.

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Tending to withstand or survive.

These plants are tolerant of drought and sunlight.

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Able to withstand or endure an adverse environmental condition.

Plants tolerant of extreme heat.

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Having or showing tolerance of others' beliefs, practices, etc.
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Able to withstand or endure an adverse environmental condition.

Plants tolerant of extreme heat.

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Able to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound.

People who are lactose tolerant.

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Origin of tolerant

  • French tolérant from Latin tolerāns present participle of tolerāre to bear tolerate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French tolerant, from Latin tolerans, present participle of Latin tolerō (“endure").

    From Wiktionary