/ˈtɒl ər ənt/
inclined or disposed to tolerate; showing tolerance; forbearing:
tolerant of errors.
a tolerant church.
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.
), present participle of
to bear. See
able to tolerate the beliefs, actions, opinions, etc, of others
able to withstand extremes, as of heat and cold
(of a patient) exhibiting tolerance to a drug
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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.
In the understory, cacti are a dominant feature and are interspersed among other succulent and dry tolerant species.
Bonobos are more peaceful and tolerant and females rule.
Drought tolerant but blooms longer and better with more water.
The system should be tolerant of momentary hiccups with its connection.
He says the great rise in the divorce-rate over the past fifty years results from our becoming more tolerant of divorce socially.
Usually, trustees are tolerant of different styles as long as the agreed-upon goals are met and budgets are respected.
They have created a tolerant yet orderly society, and have married mateship with rugged individualism.
It was always a treat watching the wolves because they were so sociable, beautiful, and tolerant of our presence.
TV viewers are less tolerant of opposing views during extreme close-ups.
We all need to be more tolerant of each other so that our own cultures do not disappear.
If you want them to be tolerant, then start by being tolerant.
Still, patrons of the disputed joint have shown a more tolerant spirit.
They have led me to be more tolerant and respectful of different religions and also to try to take the best from them.
If people know they have a common ancestor, perhaps they will be more tolerant.
Feeling poorer after every trip to the petrol station, voters may be less tolerant.
Being overweight makes the condition worse and causes the dog to be less tolerant.
The people-and especially artists-in this region tend to be highly independent and tolerant.
At the same time, the public seems to be growing increasingly tolerant of using animals in research.
Voters may prove surprisingly tolerant of that sort of radical reform.
Certainly the public seems far more tolerant of the rich in countries where capitalism is considered to be broadly fair.
The only thing a tolerant society cannot tolerate is intolerance.
They are talented, reliable, tolerant and enthusiastic.
And many clinics are too tolerant of methadone patients who use other drugs.
We're not the underdogs anymore, so we're less tolerant of the bad play.
It said the public as well as scholars should be more tolerant of teaching materials that deviated from their set opinions.
More tolerant of winter cold and wet than other species add to my plant list.
It has turned into a robust democracy and a tolerant society.
Drought tolerant but perform best with moderate water.
More tolerant of winter cold and wet than other species.
It is heat tolerant and blooms best in a sunny spot.
In any case, being socially tolerant is not the same as being intellectually permissive.
Drought tolerant but blooms longer and better with more water add to my plant list.
He is tolerant of our desperation and answers our questions willingly enough.
Bullfrogs tolerant to the disease, but they can still spread it.
Normally tolerant of saline or alkaline soils, they sometimes suffer from chlorosis.
More sun tolerant than other yellow barberries add to my plant list.
At times he is unjust in his judgments, at other times he is overly tolerant.
In other areas of science, the public can be more tolerant.
Choosing drought-tolerant plants isn't the only way you can make your backyard friendlier to the environment.
Isn't democracy supposed to be tolerant of different opinion.
Others find acceptance from more tolerant families, particularly with the arrival of the firstborn.
In addition, you can become dependent on or tolerant of these drugs.
Researchers have engineered aluminum-tolerant crops.
He says that the bacteria could be engineered to make them more alcohol tolerant.
The challenges ahead are reliable fabrication and/or error tolerant circuits, and getting good quality signals.
The immune system is normally relatively tolerant of cancer, and the trick is to get it to see tumors as the enemy.