AskDefine | Define intolerant

Dictionary Definition

intolerant adj
1 unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion [ant: tolerant]
2 narrow-minded about cherished opinions [syn: illiberal]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Unable or indisposed to tolerate, endure or bear.
  2. Not tolerant; close-minded about new or different ideas. indisposed to tolerate contrary opinions or beliefs; impatient of dissent or opposition; denying or refusing the right of private opinion or choice in others; inclined to persecute or suppress dissent.


unable or indisposed to tolerate, endure or bear
not tolerant; close-minded about new or different ideas


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Extensive Definition

Intolerance is an antonym to "tolerance". The term may refer to one of the following.
In medical/biological context the term is commonly used synonymously with "sensitivity", e.g., "salycylate sensitivity", "cold sensitivity", etc.
intolerant in Bulgarian: Нетолерантност
intolerant in German: Intoleranz
intolerant in Spanish: Intolerancia
intolerant in Italian: Intolleranza
intolerant in Japanese: 不耐
intolerant in Polish: Nietolerancja
intolerant in Portuguese: Intolerância
intolerant in Finnish: Suvaitsevaisuus

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