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