tolerant

If you're tolerant it means that you accept people who are unlike you or put up with stuff you don't like. If you let your roommate play the same awful '80s mix over and over and don't say anything, you're probably a very tolerant person.

Broad-minded and open thinking is a hallmark of tolerant behavior. An individual can be tolerant, and so can a community or a nation if it accepts people from lots of different cultures or backgrounds. We generally think of tolerance as a good thing, but that doesn't mean being tolerant is easy — not with so many family members, classmates, and colleagues around to annoy us.

Definitions of tolerant
  1. adjective
    showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
    tolerant of his opponent's opinions”
    synonyms: broad, large-minded, liberal
    broad-minded
    inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own
  2. adjective
    showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others
    Synonyms:
    charitable
    full of love and generosity
    patient
    enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance
    unbigoted
    not opinionated
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    Antonyms:
    intolerant
    unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
    uncharitable
    lacking love and generosity
    bigoted
    blindly and obstinately attached to some creed or opinion and intolerant toward others
    rigid, strict
    incapable of compromise or flexibility
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  3. adjective
    showing the capacity for endurance
    “injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving”
    synonyms: patient of
    patient
    enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance
  4. adjective
    tolerant and forgiving under provocation
    synonyms: kind
    forgiving
    inclined or able to forgive and show mercy
  5. adjective
    able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    “the plant is tolerant of saltwater”
    “these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided”
    synonyms: resistant
    tolerable
    capable of being borne or endured
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