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Definition of "intolerant" []

  • Not tolerant, especially: (adjective)
  • Unwilling to tolerate differences in opinions, practices, or beliefs, especially religious beliefs. (adjective)
  • Opposed to the inclusion or participation of those different from oneself, especially those of a different racial, ethnic, or social background. (adjective)
  • Unable or unwilling to endure or support: intolerant of interruptions; a community intolerant of crime. (adjective)

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 "intolerant" in a sentence
  • "At a time when our nation is seeing a rise in intolerant behavior, crossing every cultural line, whether based on race, religion or sexual orientation, we seem simultaneously stuck with a national news media that is preoccupied with conflict and controversy when we desperately need one that weighs facts and reports fairly."
  • "The act of censoring is an attempt against freedom of thought and expression, commonly seen in intolerant and totalitarian regimes."
  • "What's more important for those of us who are lactose intolerant is that kefir is as good or better than yogurt in reducing symptoms."