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tolerant

adjective uk   /ˈtɒl.ər.ənt/  us   /ˈtɑː.lɚ-/

tolerant adjective (ACCEPTING)

C1 willing to accept behaviour and beliefs that are different from your own, although you might not agree with or approve of them: The present government is even less tolerant of dissent. On the continent people are more tolerant of children in public places.

tolerant adjective (ABLE TO DEAL WITH)

able to deal with something unpleasant or annoying, or to continue existing despite bad or difficult conditions: I think men are less tolerant of stress than women. Compared to other plants, rye is more tolerant of drought.
tolerantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
I would tell my grandmother about all the crazy things I'd been doing and she would just smile tolerantly.
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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