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Definition 1: the act of tolerating something - [noun denoting act]

(tolerance is a kind of ...) the act of allowing

"He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"

(... is a kind of tolerance ) lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers

Definition 2: a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for tolerance in the sense of this definition

(tolerance is a kind of ...) a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

"a growing divergence of opinion"

Definition 3: the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions - [noun denoting attribute]

(tolerance is a kind of ...) the power to withstand hardship or stress

"the marathon tests a runner's endurance"

(... is a kind of tolerance ) tolerance for alcohol

"he had drunk beyond his capacity"

Definition 4: a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for tolerance in the sense of this definition

(tolerance is a kind of ...) your usual mood

"he has a happy disposition"

(... is a kind of tolerance ) a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

"all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"

(... is a kind of tolerance ) a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

"too much indulgence spoils a child"

(... is a kind of tolerance ) too much permissiveness

(... are attributes of tolerance) granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline

"direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive" "permissive parents"

(... are attributes of tolerance) not inclined to grant permission; severe in discipline

Definition 5: willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others - [noun denoting cognition]

(tolerance is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

(... is a kind of tolerance ) an inclination to tolerate or overlook opposing or shocking opinions or behavior

(... is a kind of tolerance ) an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom

(... is a kind of tolerance ) tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement

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