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[in-tol-er-uh nt] /ɪnˈtɒl ər ənt/

not tolerating or respecting beliefs, opinions, usages, manners, etc., different from one’s own, as in political or religious matters; bigoted.
unable or unwilling to tolerate or endure (usually followed by of):
intolerant of very hot weather.
unable to fully digest or absorb a specified food or drug (used postpositively or in combination):
lactose intolerant; aspirin-intolerant.
an intolerant person; bigot.
lacking respect for practices and beliefs other than one’s own
(postpositive) foll by of. not able or willing to tolerate or endure: intolerant of noise

1735, from Latin intolerantem (nominative intolerans) “not enduring, impatient, intolerant; intolerable,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + tolerans, present participle of tolerare “to bear, endure” (see toleration). Of plants, from 1898. The noun meaning “intolerant person or persons” is from 1765.


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