tol·er·ance /ˈtɑ:lərəns/ noun
willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own [noncount
] ▪ religious tolerance
] ▪ a tolerance for/of other lifestyles
— see also zero tolerance
the ability to accept, experience, or survive something harmful or unpleasant [count
] ▪ The plants have a high/low tolerance for/of heat.
] ▪ I don't have much tolerance for cold weather. [=I dislike cold weather; cold weather makes me uncomfortable] ▪ I have no tolerance for such behavior. [=I cannot accept/tolerate such behavior]
3 medical :
your body's ability to become adjusted to something (such as a drug) so that its effects are experienced less strongly [count
] ▪ Some patients gradually develop a tolerance for the drug and need to be given a larger dose.
] ▪ Some patients develop greater tolerance for the drug's effects.