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tolerance

noun [U]  /ˈtɑl·ər·əns/ us  

tolerance noun [U] (ACCEPTANCE)

(also toleration,  /ˌtɑl·əˈreɪ·ʃən/) willingness to accept behavior and beliefs that are different from your own, even if you disagree with or disapprove of them: religious/racial tolerance There is zero tolerance of violence at this school – if you’re caught fighting, you’ll be suspended.

tolerance noun [U] (ABILITY TO BEAR)

the ability to bear something unpleasant or annoying, or to keep going despite difficulties: I don’t have much tolerance for hot, humid weather.
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