Definition of understanding adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈstændɪŋ//
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showing sympathy for other people’s problems and being willing to forgive them when they do something wrong synonym sympathetic She has very understanding parents.Word Familyunderstand verb (misunderstand)understandable adjectivemisunderstood adjectiveunderstanding adjective noun (misunderstanding)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: understanding