from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Lack of capacity to endure.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable the state of being intolerant
  • noun countable An intolerant word or action
  • noun countable, medicine extreme sensitivity to a food or drug; allergy

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

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


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