intolerance

[ in-tol-er-uh ns ]
/ ɪnˈtɒl ər əns /

noun

lack of tolerance; unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect opinions or beliefs contrary to one's own.
unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect persons of a different social group, especially members of a minority group.
incapacity or indisposition to bear or endure: intolerance to heat.
abnormal sensitivity or allergy to a food, drug, etc.
an intolerant act.

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Origin of intolerance

From the Latin word intolerantia, dating back to 1755–65. See intolerant, -ance
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Medical definitions for intolerance

intolerance
[ ĭn-tŏlər-əns ]

n.

Extreme sensitivity or allergy to a drug, food, or other substance.

Other words from intolerance

in•toler•ant adj.
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