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tolerant (adj.)

1784, "free from bigotry or severity in judging others," from French tolérant (16c.), and directly from Latin tolerantem (nominative tolerans), present participle of tolerare "to bear, endure, tolerate" (see toleration). Meaning "able to bear (something) without being affected" is from 1879. Related: Tolerantly.

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Definitions of tolerant from WordNet

tolerant (adj.)
showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others;
tolerant (adj.)
tolerant and forgiving under provocation;
Synonyms: kind
tolerant (adj.)
able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress;
these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
the plant is tolerant of saltwater
Synonyms: resistant
tolerant (adj.)
showing the capacity for endurance;
injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving
Synonyms: patient of
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