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English definition of “tolerant”


adjective (WILLING TO ACCEPT)   /ˈtɑl·ər·ənt/
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.
(Definition of tolerant adjective (WILLING TO ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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