Tolerant Definition

Having or showing tolerance of others' beliefs, practices, etc.
Webster's New World
Able to withstand or endure an adverse environmental condition.
Plants tolerant of extreme heat.
American Heritage Medicine
Of or having tolerance.
Webster's New World
Able to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound.
People who are lactose tolerant.
American Heritage Medicine

Tending to permit, allow, understand, or accept something.

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

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

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