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Definition of "intolerance" []

  • The quality or condition of being intolerant; lack of tolerance. (noun)
  • Medicine Extreme sensitivity or allergy to a drug, food, or other substance: lactose intolerance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intolerance" in a sentence
  • "This intolerance is the result of the neutrality of Canadians in their attitude toward the basic responsibility to the nation, to the world, to the people of the world, and to God."
  • "This kind of intolerance is what makes today's Liberals (in power and on message boards) incredibly hypocritical."
  • "The highest incidence of dairy intolerance is in Asian groups."