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Definitions for Intolerance
ɪnˈtɒl ər ənsIntol·er·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intolerancenoun

    impatience with annoyances

    "his intolerance of interruptions"

  2. intolerancenoun

    unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs


  1. intolerancenoun

    the state of being intolerant

  2. intolerancenoun

    An intolerant word or action

  3. intolerancenoun

    extreme sensitivity to a food or drug; allergy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intolerancenoun

    want of capacity to endure; as, intolerance of light

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

  2. Intolerancenoun

    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

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

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  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

Examples of Intolerance in a Sentence

  1. Angela Merkel:

    These days it is necessary to say this clearly. Because we are experiencing worrying racism, increasing intolerance, a wave of hate crime, we pay particular attention to anti-Semitism, which threatens Jewish life in Germany, in Europe and beyond.

  2. Brigadier General James Linder:

    The Lake Chad nations are battling Boko Haram and we have a vested interest in that group of nations' collective success ... What Boko Harm is doing is a murderous rampage, about brutality intolerance and subjugation, our national leadership has been very clear that more was going to be done ... There is an ongoing discussion on how will we provide additional tools, techniques, and material to partner nations.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance.

  4. John Leddy:

    We don’t know for sure what the cause of difficulty with concentration and memory in school is but a common report is that of cognitive intolerance ; that is, students can not do their work for sustained periods of time before becoming very fatigued and thus unable to process new information, academic problems likely reflect an issue of cognitive intolerance due to an inefficient brain after concussion.

  5. Scott Nevins:

    Intolerance so often comes from the left with words like 'Uncle Tim' and the 'n-word' being used against me, and last night what was trending in social media was 'Uncle Tim,' and they doubled down on this concept of liberal oppression. It is stunningin 2021 that those who speak about ending discrimination want to end it by more discrimination.

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