Over the next few weeks as part of our work on developing character we will be focusing on Being Tolerant. If students are Tolerant of others, they will accept other students’ differences, develop a healthy respect for one another and learn to live in a rich and diverse community. We also want all students to feel that this is their school and they belong here. Key information on ‘being tolerant’ is included below.


Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviour that we do not necessarily agree with.

What is the another word of tolerant?

Other words that link to this are patient, benevolent, compassionate, broad-minded, charitable, sensitive to and receptive.

Examples of 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 ’90s 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 behaviour.

What is the difference between respect and tolerance?

In real-life terms, tolerance means accepting that something different has a right to exist, whether or not you agree with it, while respect means a high regard for that something.

Who is a tolerance person?

The definition of tolerant is a person who understands and accepts the different ideals and beliefs of others. An example of tolerant is three best friends who are Jewish, Christian and Muslim. These people clearly accept that each other have very different beliefs and faiths, yet they are able to be tolerant of this and remain friends.

Is tolerance always good?

When tolerance is placed within the moral domain relating to fairness, justice and respect and avoiding causing harm to others, it can only be viewed as a positive moral virtue.

Why is tolerance important in a relationship?

Tolerance helps to ease the pressure caused by problems. After all, tolerance is a key to understanding, and understanding is the force that holds long lasting relationships together. If you are tolerant of your partner/friend, then you have many ways to understand him or her.