Definition of intolerant
Examples of intolerant in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of intolerant from the Web
Why would his father, an Italian immigrant and veteran, and Bellotti Jr. — whose wife was on the speakerphone interview prompting him to tell stories — run a gay bar in such a gay-intolerant time?
This is an important message in a country whose forces, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, are fighting to drive out ISIS — hyper-violent Sunni extremists that preach a version of Islam that's intolerant of other sects and religions.
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First Known Use of intolerant
INTOLERANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intolerant for English Language Learners
: 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
INTOLERANT Defined for Kids
Definition of intolerant for Students
1 : not able or willing to put up with She was intolerant of failure.
2 : not willing to grant rights to some people an intolerant government
Medical Definition of intolerant
: 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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