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Dictionary definition for: Tolerant

1. (a) showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others

2. (s) tolerant and forgiving under provocation; "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"

3. (s) showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance" "generous and broad sympathies" "a liberal newspaper" "tolerant of his opponent''s opinions"

4. (s) showing the capacity for endurance; "injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving" "a man patient of distractions"

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