Definitions for tolerantˈtɒl ər ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tol•er•antˈtɒl ər ənt(adj.)

  1. inclined or disposed to tolerate; showing tolerance; forbearing:

    tolerant of errors.

  2. favoring toleration:

    a tolerant church.

  3. able to endure or resist the action of a drug, poison, etc. lacking, or exhibiting low levels of, immune response to a normally immunogenic substance.

    Category: Medicine, Immunology

Origin of tolerant:

1770–80; < L tolerant-, s. of tolerāns, prp. of tolerāre to bear


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tolerant(adjective)ˈtɒl ər ənt

    accepting beliefs, behavior, etc. that are different from yours

    a tolerant, caring man; a nation that is very tolerant toward foreigners; He became more tolerant of their way of life.


  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.

Translations for tolerant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


showing tolerance

He's very tolerant towards his neighbours.

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