Liberality vs Tolerance - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between liberality and tolerance

is that liberality is the property of being liberal; generosity; charity while tolerance is tolerance.




  • The property of being liberal; generosity; charity.
  • That liberality is but cast away / Which makes us borrow what we can not pay. — Denham.
  • A gift; a gratuity.
  • A prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities .



  • (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