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tolerance

noun
     
tol‧e‧rance
1 [uncountable] willingness to allow people to do, say, or believe what they want without criticizing or punishing them [≠ intolerance; ↪ tolerate]
tolerance of/towards/for
tolerance towards religious minorities
2 [uncountable and countable] the degree to which someone can suffer pain, difficulty etc without being harmed or damaged [↪ tolerate]
tolerance to
Many old people have a very limited tolerance to cold.

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