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Definitions for intolerant
ɪnˈtɒl ər əntin·tol·er·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intolerantadjective

    unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion

  2. illiberal, intolerantadjective

    narrow-minded about cherished opinions


  1. intolerantnoun

    One who is intolerant; a bigot.

  2. intolerantadjective

    Unable or indisposed to tolerate, endure or bear.

  3. intolerantadjective

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Intolerantadjective

    Not enduring; not able to endure.

    Etymology: intolerant, French.

    Too great moisture affects human bodies with one class of diseases, and too great dryness with another; the powers of human bodies being limited and intolerant of excesses. Arbuth.


  1. intolerant

    Intolerant refers to someone or something that is not willing or able to accept differences in ideas, beliefs, behaviors, or characteristics that differ from their own or what they consider to be normal or acceptable. It often implies lack of acceptance, openness or respect for diversity, and can pertain to matters such as race, religion, politics, gender, sexuality and more. It can also refer to an inability to endure or withstand certain substances or conditions, such as food intolerance in a medical context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intolerantadjective

    not enduring; not able to endure

  2. Intolerantadjective

    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

  3. Intolerantnoun

    an intolerant person; a bigot

  4. Etymology: [L. intolerans, -antis: cf. F. intolrant. See In- not, and Tolerant.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intolerant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intolerant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of intolerant in a Sentence

  1. Kahlil Gibron:

    I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; Yet strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

  3. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.

  4. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville:

    Whoever has inhabited the United States must have perceived that in those parts of the Union in which the Negroes are no longer slaves the have in no wise drawn nearer to the whites. On the contrary, the prejudice of race appears to be stronger in the states that have abolished slavery than those where it still exists and nowhere is it intolerant as in those states where servitude has never been known.

  5. Robert Dimeff:

    This is just another fad diet that science does n’t support at this time, especially when it comes to athletic performance, the take home message at this time, whether you’re an athlete or not, is eat whole natural foods and don’t worry about gluten unless you are actually gluten-intolerant.

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