What does it mean to view something with a "tolerant scorn"?

"And there were a number of diverse people who ran curiously to type with drilled shoulders and a bone deep sunburn, a tolerant scorn of nearly everything on earth"

-Captain John W. Thompson, USMC

What does a tolerant scorn in this context mean?

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    This expression means something that is clearly disliked, but can be tolerated as opposed to something that cannot be tolerated.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Disapproving of something but not enough to actually do anything about it.

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  • 2 months ago

    Gritting teeth.

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