inclined or disposed to tolerate; showing tolerance; forbearing: tolerant of errors.
favoring toleration: a tolerant church.
Medicine/Medical, Immunology.
able to endure or resist the action of a drug, poison, etc.
lacking or exhibiting low levels of immune response to a normally immunogenic substance.

1770–80; < Latin tolerant- (stem of tolerāns), present participle of tolerāre to bear. See tolerate, -ant

tolerantly, adverb
nontolerant, adjective
nontolerantly, adverb
overtolerant, adjective
overtolerantly, adverb
quasi-tolerant, adjective
quasi-tolerantly, adverb
self-tolerant, adjective
self-tolerantly, adverb Unabridged
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tolerant (ˈtɒlərənt)
1.  able to tolerate the beliefs, actions, opinions, etc, of others
2.  permissive
3.  able to withstand extremes, as of heat and cold
4.  med (of a patient) exhibiting tolerance to a drug

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Example sentences
He took time to find out what he thought and he had an open mind and a tolerant nature.
Yews often need shearing twice a season and are tolerant about mistakes.
Once the kingdom of a kind tolerant king was attacked by a bad intolerant king.
Meanwhile, as economic hardships deepen, even once fairly tolerant governments
  are lashing out.
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