Tolerance vs Egoism - What's the difference?

tolerance | egoism |

As nouns the difference between tolerance and egoism

is that tolerance is tolerance while egoism is .



  • (uncountable, obsolete) The ability to endure pain or hardship; endurance.
  • (uncountable) The ability or practice of tolerating; an acceptance or patience with the beliefs, opinions or practices of others; a lack of bigotry.
  • (uncountable) The ability of the body (or other organism) to resist the action of a poison, to cope with a dangerous drug or to survive infection by an organism.
  • (countable) The variation or deviation from a standard, especially the maximum permitted variation in an engineering measurement.
  • (uncountable) The ability of the body to accept a tissue graft without rejection.
  • Antonyms

    * intolerance






  • The tendency to think selfishly with exclusive self-interest in mind.
  • (ethics) The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest only.
  • (nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) egotism
  • Synonyms

    * (tendency to think of self) selfishness


    * (tendency to think of self) altruism

    See also

    * ethnocentrism * misanthropy (hatred of human race) * narcissism