Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun One who does not favor toleration.

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

  • adjective Not enduring; not able to endure.
  • adjective 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.
  • noun An intolerant person; a bigot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Unable or indisposed to tolerate, endure or bear.
  • adjective 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.
  • noun One who is intolerant; a bigot.

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

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

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Examples

  • At a time when our nation is seeing a rise in intolerant behavior, crossing every cultural line, whether based on race, religion or sexual orientation, we seem simultaneously stuck with a national news media that is preoccupied with conflict and controversy when we desperately need one that weighs facts and reports fairly.

    Keith Ellison: Should we fear Islam?

  • The act of censoring is an attempt against freedom of thought and expression, commonly seen in intolerant and totalitarian regimes.

    Global Voices in English » Puerto Rico: Debate on Censorship

  • The mere fact of being lactose intolerant is entirely irrelevant.

    Kate DeAraugo's Lactose Intolerance

  • What's more important for those of us who are lactose intolerant is that kefir is as good or better than yogurt in reducing symptoms.

    How Good for You Is Kefir?

  • It does however appear quite likely, that many people who have previously been diagnosed as lactose intolerant may actually have been protein intolerant, in particular, to a1 beta casein.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • It does however appear quite likely, that many people who have previously been diagnosed as lactose intolerant may actually have been protein intolerant, in particular, to a1 beta casein.

    A2 Milk Update: Warning to LI Readers

  • The percentage of people thought to be gluten intolerant is growing but is still considered to be no more than 1% of the population, hardly enough to sustain a restaurant.

    First Gluten (and Lactose) Free Restaurant Opens

  • The percentage of people thought to be gluten intolerant is growing but is still considered to be no more than 1% of the population, hardly enough to sustain a restaurant.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Notes: Referee Steve Javie was an in intolerant mood, issuing technical fouls to Larry Brown, Childs and Hill within a span of 2: 34 in the second quarter. ...

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  • Maybe you're being called intolerant because ... by David Basora on Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 8: 44: 23 AM sad by Anthony Wade on Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 7: 04: 07 PM

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