tolerant Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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tolerantadjective

 us   /ˈtɑl·ər·ənt/

tolerant adjective (ABLE TO BEAR)

having the ability to bear something unpleasant or annoying, or to keep going despite difficulties: Some grasses are very tolerant of drought.

tolerant adjective (WILLING TO ACCEPT)

willing to accept behavior and beliefs that are different from your own, even if you disagree with or disapprove of them: Working with young people helps me be a little more tolerant.
Translations of “tolerant”
in Korean 참을성이 있는…
in Arabic مُتسامِح…
in Portuguese tolerante…
in Catalan tolerant…
in Japanese 寛大な, 寛容な…
in Italian tollerante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 接受, 寬容, 忍受…
in Russian терпимый…
in Turkish hoşgörülü, toleranslı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 接受, 宽容, 忍受…
in Polish tolerancyjny…
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