Definitions for tolerantˈtɒl ər ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tolerant(adj)

    showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others

  2. kind, tolerant(adj)

    tolerant and forgiving under provocation

    "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"

  3. broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant(adj)

    showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

    "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"

  4. tolerant, resistant(adj)

    able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress

    "the plant is tolerant of saltwater"; "these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided"; "the new hybrid is more resistant to drought"

  5. tolerant, patient of(adj)

    showing the capacity for endurance

    "injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving"; "a man patient of distractions"


  1. tolerant(Adjective)

    tending to permit, allow, understand, or accept something

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

  2. tolerant(Adjective)

    tending to withstand or survive

    These plants are tolerant of drought and sunlight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tolerant(adj)

    inclined to tolerate; favoring toleration; forbearing; indulgent


  1. Tolerant

    Showing the capacity for endurance.

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