Definition of over-tolerant in English:



  • Not sufficiently strict or severe.

    ‘maybe we were over-tolerant with protesters’
    • ‘The teaching attitude of the professors becomes conciliatory to the students and largely over-tolerant.’
    • ‘It was never the Scottish character to be over-tolerant of strange religions.’
    • ‘He is almost over-tolerant of the demands that are made on him.’
    • ‘I don't know where you get the idea that I am over-tolerant of her caprices!’
    • ‘Unfortunately our over-tolerant attitude to wrongdoing of any nature has created a second generation underclass.’
    slack, slipshod, negligent, neglectful, remiss, careless, heedless, unmindful, inattentive, slapdash, offhand, casual
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