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 for tolerant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tolerant \Tol"er*ant\, a. [L. tolerans, p. pr. of tolerare to
     tolerate: cf. F. tol['e]rant. See Tolerate.]
     Inclined to tolerate; favoring toleration; forbearing;
     indulgent.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tolerant
      adj 1: showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices
             of others [ant: intolerant]
      2: tolerant and forgiving under provocation; "our neighbor was
         very kind about the window our son broke" [syn: kind,
         tolerant]
      3: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad
         political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a
         liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
         [syn: broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant]
      4: 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"; "the
         new hybrid is more resistant to drought" [syn: tolerant,
         resistant]
      5: showing the capacity for endurance; "injustice can make us
         tolerant and forgiving"; "a man patient of distractions"
         [syn: tolerant, patient of]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "tolerant":
     Spartan, accepting, accommodating, accommodative, admissive,
     advanced, agreeable, allowing, armed with patience, attentive,
     benevolent, broad, broad-minded, catholic, charitable, clement,
     compassionate, complaisant, conciliatory, consenting, considerate,
     delicate, disciplined, dispassionate, easy, easygoing, endurant,
     enduring, fair, forbearant, forbearing, forgiving, freethinking,
     generous, gentle, heedful, helpful, humane, indulgent, kind,
     latitudinarian, lax, lenient, liberal, libertarian, libertine,
     long-suffering, longanimous, magnanimous, merciful, mild, mindful,
     mindful of others, moderate, nonprohibitive, objective, obliging,
     open-minded, patient, patient as Job, permissive, permitting,
     persevering, philosophical, placable, regardful, self-controlled,
     soft, solicitous, sparing, stoic, suffering, tactful, tender,
     thoughtful, tolerating, tolerative, unbigoted, understanding,
     unprejudiced, unprohibitive, unresentful, unrevengeful
  
  

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