What does intolerance mean?

Definitions for intoleranceɪnˈtɒl ər əns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intolerance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intolerance(noun)

    impatience with annoyances

    "his intolerance of interruptions"

  2. intolerance(noun)

    unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs


  1. intolerance(Noun)

    the state of being intolerant

  2. intolerance(Noun)

    An intolerant word or action

  3. intolerance(Noun)

    extreme sensitivity to a food or drug; allergy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intolerance(noun)

    want of capacity to endure; as, intolerance of light

  2. Intolerance(noun)

    the quality of being intolerant; refusal to allow to others the enjoyment of their opinions, chosen modes of worship, and the like; want of patience and forbearance; illiberality; bigotry; as, intolerance shown toward a religious sect

  3. Origin: [L. intolerantia impatience, unendurableness: cf. F. intolrance.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intolerance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intolerance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of toleration.

  2. Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno:

    Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

  3. George Santayana:

    Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.

  4. John William Fletcher:

    Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and of superstition, the father of intolerance and of persecution.

  5. Morris Raphael Cohen:

    Cruel persecution and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essense of religion, namely, its absolute claims.

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