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

  • adj. Not tolerant, especially:
  • adj. Unwilling to tolerate differences in opinions, practices, or beliefs, especially religious beliefs.
  • adj. Opposed to the inclusion or participation of those different from oneself, especially those of a different racial, ethnic, or social background.
  • adj. Unable or unwilling to endure or support: intolerant of interruptions; a community intolerant of crime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Unable or indisposed to tolerate, endure or bear.
  • adj. Not tolerant; close-minded about new or different ideas. indisposed to tolerate contrary opinions or beliefs; impatient of dissent or opposition; denying or refusing the right of private opinion or choice in others; inclined to persecute or suppress dissent.
  • n. One who is intolerant; a bigot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not enduring; not able to endure.
  • adj. Not tolerating difference of opinion or sentiment, especially in religious matters; refusing to allow others the enjoyment of their opinions, rights, or worship; unjustly impatient of the opinion of those disagree with us; not tolerant; unforbearing; bigoted.
  • n. An intolerant person; a bigot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unable or indisposed to tolerate, endure, or bear: followed by of.
  • Not tolerant; indisposed to tolerate contrary opinions or beliefs; impatient of dissent or opposition; denying or refusing the right of private opinion or choice in others; inclined to persecute or suppress dissent.
  • n. One who does not favor toleration.

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

  • adj. unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
  • adj. narrow-minded about cherished opinions

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