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Definition 1: showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others - [adjective denoting all]

(tolerant is similar to ...) not opinionated

(means also ...) full of love and generosity

"charitable to the poor" "a charitable trust"

(means also ...) enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

"a patient smile" "was patient with the children" "an exact and patient scientist" "please be patient"

Definition 2: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tolerant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a broad political stance
  • generous and broad sympathies
  • a liberal newspaper
  • tolerant of his opponent's opinions

Synonyms for tolerant in the sense of this definition

(tolerant is similar to ...) inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own

"a judge who is broad-minded but even-handed"

Definition 3: tolerant and forgiving under provocation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tolerant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke

Synonyms for tolerant in the sense of this definition

(tolerant is similar to ...) inclined or able to forgive and show mercy

"a kindly forgiving nature" "a forgiving embrace to the naughty child"

Definition 4: showing the capacity for endurance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tolerant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving
  • a man patient of distractions

Synonyms for tolerant in the sense of this definition

(tolerant is similar to ...) enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

"a patient smile" "was patient with the children" "an exact and patient scientist" "please be patient"

Definition 5: able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tolerant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
  • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
  • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

Synonyms for tolerant in the sense of this definition

(tolerant is similar to ...) capable of being borne or endured

"the climate is at least tolerable"

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