toleration


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

tol·er·a·tion

 (tŏl′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. Tolerance with respect to the actions and beliefs of others.
2. Official recognition of the rights of individuals and groups to hold dissenting opinions, especially on religion.

toleration

(ˌtɒləˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the act or practice of tolerating
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) freedom to hold religious opinions that differ from the established or prescribed religion of a country
ˌtolerˈationism n
ˌtolerˈationist n

tol•er•a•tion

(ˌtɒl əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of tolerating, esp. of allowing, enduring, or accepting what is not actually approved; forbearance.
2. allowance by law or government of the exercise of religions other than an established one.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toleration - a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situationstoleration - a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
permissiveness, tolerance - a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
self acceptance - an acceptance of yourself as you are, warts and all
2.toleration - official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)toleration - official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
permission, permit, license - the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"

toleration

noun
1. acceptance, endurance, indulgence, sanction, allowance, permissiveness, sufferance, condonation They urged toleration of mixed marriages.
2. religious freedom, freedom of conscience, freedom of worship his views on religious toleration, education and politics

toleration

noun
Translations
تَسامُح دينيتَسامُح، إحْتِمال
tolerancetolerování
overbærenhedtolerance
eltûréstûrés
umburîarlyndiumburîarlyndi, frjálslynd stefna
tolerovanie
strpnost
göz yummahoş görmehoşgörütolerans

toleration

[ˌtɒləˈreɪʃən] Ntolerancia f
religious tolerationtolerancia f religiosa

toleration

[ˌtɒləˈreɪʃən] ntolérance f

toleration

nDuldung f, → Tolerierung f

toleration

[ˌtɒləˈreɪʃn] ntolleranza

tolerate

(ˈtoləreit) verb
to bear or endure; to put up with. I couldn't tolerate his rudeness.
ˈtolerable adjective
1. able to be borne or endured. The heat was barely tolerable.
2. quite good. The food was tolerable.
ˈtolerance noun
1. the ability to be fair and understanding to people whose ways, opinions etc are different from one's own. We should always try to show tolerance to other people.
2. the ability to resist the effects of eg a drug. If you take a drug regularly, your body gradually acquires a tolerance of it.
ˈtolerant adjective
showing tolerance. He's very tolerant towards his neighbours.
ˈtolerantly adverb
ˌtoleˈration noun
1. the act of tolerating. His toleration of her behaviour amazed me.
2. tolerance, especially in religious matters. The government passed a law of religious toleration.
References in classic literature ?
Doctor Starkweather rose slowly to his feet, with the air of a person whose capacity of toleration had reached its last limits.
The very general toleration of foreign religions, the regard paid to the means of education, the freedom of the press, the facilities offered to all foreigners, and especially, as I am bound to add, to every one professing the humblest pretensions to science, should be recollected with gratitude by those who have visited Spanish South America.
We must not strain the toleration of the French authorities too much!
She felt she had made almost too many allowances, and apologized hurriedly for her toleration.
There was a strong assumption of superiority in this Puritanic toleration, hardly less trying to the blond flesh of an unenthusiastic sister than a Puritanic persecution.
The return of Henry Crawford, and the arrival of William Price, had much to do with it, but much was still owing to Sir Thomas's more than toleration of the neighbourly attempts at the Parsonage.
Attempts have been made to pervert this clause into an objection against the Constitution, by representing it on one side as a criminal toleration of an illicit practice, and on another as calculated to prevent voluntary and beneficial emigrations from Europe to America.
Hence the proverbial toleration of artists for their own evil creations.
I can only discover this by affecting a toleration for these people's society, which I can assure you, if you are curious about the matter, is wholly assumed."
Marianne, who had never much toleration for any thing like impertinence, vulgarity, inferiority of parts, or even difference of taste from herself, was at this time particularly ill-disposed, from the state of her spirits, to be pleased with the Miss Steeles, or to encourage their advances; and to the invariable coldness of her behaviour towards them, which checked every endeavour at intimacy on their side, Elinor principally attributed that preference of herself which soon became evident in the manners of both, but especially of Lucy, who missed no opportunity of engaging her in conversation, or of striving to improve their acquaintance by an easy and frank communication of her sentiments.
In truth, I was a Martian chieftain, and this I learned later was the cause of my great freedom and my toleration in the audience chamber.
A species of armed toleration had marked their occasional meetings.