Definition of intolerant
- lactose intolerant
intolerant of fools, she is not an easy person to work for
intolerant people who callously deny others the very rights that they take for granted
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: 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
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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