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tolerance

noun [U]  us   /ˈtɑl·ər·əns/

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.
Translations of “tolerance”
in Korean 아량, 관용, 참을성…
in Arabic تَسامُح…
in Portuguese tolerância…
in Catalan tolerància…
in Japanese 寛容, 容認…
in Italian tolleranza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 接受, 寬容, 忍受…
in Russian терпимость…
in Turkish hoşgörü, tolerans…
in Chinese (Simplified) 接受, 宽容, 忍受…
in Polish tolerancja…
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