What does intolerance mean?

Definitions for intolerance
ɪnˈtɒl ər ənsin·tol·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


  1. intolerance

    Intolerance is the lack of acceptance, understanding, or willingness to allow or respect the beliefs, opinions, behaviors, or identities that significantly differ from one's own. It can refer to various forms of discrimination such as racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance, or any other refusal to recognize and respect differences in others. It can manifest as hostility, prejudice, bigotry, or even violence against those who are different.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intolerancenoun

    want of capacity to endure; as, intolerance of light

  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

  3. 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. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller:

    Albuquerque is on edge right now, and I want to be clear that we, and our partners across law enforcement, are directing every possible resource to these cases. We will protect our community and bring the perpetrator of these crimes to justice. We unequivocally denounce these senseless killings and stand with our Muslim community against intolerance and violence in every form, we have heard from the community that the fear is so strong, there is a concern about even things like groceries and getting meals for certain folks in certain areas of town.

  2. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:

    Here, Indiana steps forward to protect the constitutional rights and privileges of freedom of religion for people of faith and families of faith for people in our state and this avalanche of intolerance has been poured upon the people of our state.

  3. Tara Gustilo:

    It’s with a heavy heart that I’m bringing this lawsuit forward. My reasons for doing so are similar to my reasons for speaking out in the first place, i see a racist and divisive ideology of race essentialism taking over our nation and my institution. Further, there seems to be this growing intolerance for people with different opinions or ideas and it seems that this tribalistic ideology is fostering that kind of intolerance.

  4. Arika Hoscheit:

    Diet sodas and other artificially sweetened beverages are counterproductive when it comes to heart health. Artificially sweetened drinks are associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases. One study even shows that daily consumption of diet soda may cause a 36% greater risk of metabolic syndrome and a 67% greater risk of type 2 diabetes when compared with non-diet-soda drinkers, these risks are related to the loss of ability to gauge caloric density, increased appetite, disrupted microbiome resulting in glucose intolerance and increased cravings for sugary/energy-dense foods and drinks.

  5. Breyer Hillegas:

    If the university prevents a movie like that from being show – it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate – and goes directly against the atmosphere that the University of Maryland is supposed to support.

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