- 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.
Origin of tolerant
Related Words for tolerantsympathetic, liberal, progressive, permissive, receptive, forgiving, lenient, humane, advanced, benevolent, big, broad, broad-minded, catholic, charitable, clement, complaisant, fair, forbearing, indulgent
Examples from the Web for tolerant
Contemporary Examples of tolerant
Such is the Sierra Leonean way, the most tolerant, compassionate, and friendly people I have found anywhere.In Sierra Leone, the Plague Is Closing in Around Us
October 13, 2014
But it may also cause us to be too tolerant of further extensions of state power in the name of security.David Cameron's Plan to Fight ISIS Will Likely Involve Racial Profiling
September 2, 2014
She speaks with chilly precision, “in the tone that a bored but tolerant adult might use.”American Dreams: A Best-Selling Pint-Sized Psychopath
June 29, 2014
The organization presents itself as a tolerant Islamic voice—the “good Muslim,” if you will.The Hedonistic, Possibly Holocaust-Denying Sect That’s Hoodwinking Republican Congressmen
April 19, 2014
Nothing better conveyed the message that America was a tolerant, multicultural nation.What the Sex Lives of the Founding Fathers Reveal About Us
February 21, 2014
Historical Examples of tolerant
Not being a knowledge of the whole truth it should be humble, tolerant, and eager to expand.The Conquest of Fear
It was nothing to her that the kindness took the form of tolerant patronage; she was used to that.Little Dorrit
The place was well known to tolerant and intellectual society.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
His large, tolerant intelligence was often as unorderly as his papers and accounts.The American Mind
"People should at least study appearances," the most tolerant women would say.The Fortune of the Rougons
- able to tolerate the beliefs, actions, opinions, etc, of others
- able to withstand extremes, as of heat and cold
- med (of a patient) exhibiting tolerance to a drug
Word Origin and History for tolerant
1784, from Latin tolerantia "endurance," from tolerans, present participle of tolerare "to bear, endure, tolerate" (see toleration). Related: Tolerantly.