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. Aleister Crowley:

    Intolerance is evidence of impotence.

  2. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often as intolerance.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance.

  4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of toleration.

  5. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Images & Illustrations of intolerance

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