Meaning of “understanding” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ/

B2 showing sympathy for someone's problems:

Fortunately, my girlfriend is very understanding.

More examples

  • Thanks for being so understanding.
  • Her employer is very understanding.
  • Try and be more understanding.
  • He's not usually so understanding.
  • My boss wasn't very understanding.

(Definition of “understanding adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)