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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being intolerant; lack of tolerance.
  • n. Medicine Extreme sensitivity or allergy to a drug, food, or other substance: lactose intolerance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being intolerant
  • n. An intolerant word or action
  • n. extreme sensitivity to a food or drug; allergy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of capacity to endure.
  • n. The quality of being intolerant; refusal to allow to others the enjoyment of their opinions, chosen modes of worship, and the like; lack of patience and forbearance; illiberality; bigotry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being intolerant; incapacity or indisposition to bear or endure; non-endurance: as, intolerance of heat or cold.
  • n. Lack of toleration; indisposition to tolerate contrary opinions or beliefs; bigoted opposition or resistance to dissent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
  • n. impatience with annoyances

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