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Meaning of intolerance

in•tol•er•ance

Pronunciation: (in-tol'ur-uns), [key]
— n.
  1. lack of toleration; unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs, persons of different races or backgrounds, etc.
  2. incapacity or indisposition to bear or endure: intolerance to heat.
  3. abnormal sensitivity or allergy to a food, drug, etc.
  4. an intolerant act.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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