tolerance - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the attitude of someone who is willing to accept someone else’s beliefs, way of life etc without criticizing them even if they disagree with them
    tolerance of/towards:

    We need to show greater tolerance of each other.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the ability to experience something unpleasant or painful without being harmed
    tolerance to/of:

    Children have a very low tolerance to hot weather.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the amount by which the size of a part of a machine can be different from the standard size before it prevents the machine from operating correctly