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Definition of tolerant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1tolerant (of/toward somebody/something) able to accept what other people say or do even if you do not agree with it He has a very tolerant attitude toward other religions.
  2. 2tolerant (of something) (of plants, animals, or machines) able to survive or operate in difficult conditions The plants are tolerant of frost. opposite intolerant
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