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tolerance

tol·er·ance

tolerance

 
 
pronunciation:
ta l rns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability or practice of accepting the race, religion, customs, opinions, or the like of other people; absence of negative prejudice; open-mindedness.
synonyms:
broad-mindedness, liberalism, open-mindedness, toleration
antonyms:
intolerance
similar words:
acceptance, altruism, benevolence, consideration, sympathy, understanding
definition 2: the act or ability of withstanding or enduring.
her tolerance of hot weather
synonyms:
acceptance, endurance, forbearance, toleration
similar words:
indulgence, patience, resignation, restraint, stoicism, sufferance
definition 3: in medicine, the ability to withstand the effects of a drug, poison, or the like.
similar words:
acceptance, limit, measure
definition 4: in machine parts, a variation in size that will not cause malfunction; allowable variation.
synonyms:
margin
similar words:
flexibility, give, latitude, leeway, variation
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