- 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.
Origin of intolerance
Examples from the Web for intolerance
But you should not have “acceptance” fed by feelings of futility; your response should be intolerance of intolerance.Female Journalist Gets Rape Threats Over Comic Book Criticism
April 21, 2014
Anyone who suffers from gluten sensitivity, intolerance, or celiac disease knows how troublesome the problem is.Research Shows Link Between NSAID Use and Gut Disease
Valerie Vande Panne
April 21, 2014
We must, however, remain vigilant in our efforts to marginalize the voices of intolerance.Texans Attack ‘Muslim Weather’
March 17, 2014
That intolerance could come back to sting Democrats in November.Why the ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy Could Hurt Democrats
December 30, 2013
[…] Let us fight to free the world—to do away with national barriers—to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance.How to Fight for Freedom in 2014
December 29, 2013
He rejoiced in the name, and used it primarily as a challenge to intolerance.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle
H. N. Brailsford
And, of course, if the intolerance be very great, the authority must be very direct.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
One word as to the alleged "intolerance of the fanatic Orangemen of Belfast."
There is no intolerance; everybody lives comfortably with his neighbour.
This is the trick of Nationalists when speaking of the intolerance of Belfast.
Word Origin and History for intolerance
"unwillingness to endure a differing opinion," 1765, from Latin intolerantia "impatience, unendurableness, insufferableness, insolence," from intolerantem (see intolerant). Especially of religious matters through mid-19c. Now-obsolete intolerancy was used in same sense from 1620s.
- Extreme sensitivity or allergy to a drug, food, or other substance.