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intolerant

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adjective in·tol·er·ant \-rənt\

Simple Definition of intolerant

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of intolerant

  1. 1 :  unable or unwilling to endure

  2. 2 a :  unwilling to grant equal freedom of expression especially in religious matters b :  unwilling to grant or share social, political, or professional rights :  bigoted

  3. 3 :  exhibiting physiological intolerance <lactose intolerant>

intolerantly adverb
intolerantness noun

Examples of intolerant in a sentence

  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>



Circa 1735

First Known Use of intolerant

circa 1735



INTOLERANT Defined for Kids

intolerant

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

Definition of intolerant for Students

  1. 1 :  not able or willing to put up with <She was intolerant of failure.>

  2. 2 :  not willing to grant rights to some people <an intolerant government>




Medical Dictionary

intolerant

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

Medical Definition of intolerant

  1. :  exhibiting physiological intolerance :  unable to properly metabolize or absorb a substance <People who are lactose intolerant cannot digest lactose because their small intestines do not produce enough lactase, the enzyme that breaks lactose down …—Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue, March 1997>





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