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English definition of “understanding”

understanding

adjective     /ˌʌn.dəˈstæn.dɪŋ/ US  /-dɚ-/ approving
B2 describes someone who has the ability to know how other people are feeling , and can forgive them if they do something wrong : He had expected her to be horrified , but she was actually very understanding.Sympathy and compassionEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
(Definition of understanding adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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