adjective in·tol·er·ant \-rənt\

: not willing to allow or accept something

: not willing to allow some people to have equality, freedom, or other social rights

medicine : unable to take a certain substance into the body without becoming sick

Full Definition of INTOLERANT

:  unable or unwilling to endure
a :  unwilling to grant equal freedom of expression especially in religious matters
b :  unwilling to grant or share social, political, or professional rights :  bigoted
:  exhibiting physiological intolerance <lactose intolerant>
in·tol·er·ant·ly adverb
in·tol·er·ant·ness noun

Examples of INTOLERANT

  1. <intolerant of fools, she is not an easy person to work for>
  2. <intolerant people who callously deny others the very rights that they take for granted>

First Known Use of INTOLERANT

circa 1735
INTOLERANTLY Defined for Kids


adjective in·tol·er·ant \in-ˈtä-lə-rənt\

Definition of INTOLERANT for Kids

:  not able or willing to put up with <She was intolerant of failure.>
:  not willing to grant rights to some people <an intolerant government>
Medical Dictionary


adjective in·tol·er·ant \(ˈ)in-ˈtäl(-ə)-rənt\

Medical Definition of INTOLERANT

:  exhibiting physiological intolerance <people who are lactose intolerant>


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