Definitions for: Intolerance


[n] impatience with annoyances; "his intolerance of interruptions"
[n] unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs



Webster (1913) Definition: In*tol"er*ance, n. [L. intolerantia impatience,
unendurableness: cf. F. intol['e]rance.]
1. Want of capacity to endure; as, intolerance of light.

2. The quality of being intolerant; refusal to allow to
others the enjoyment of their opinions, chosen modes of
worship, and the like; want of patience and forbearance;
illiberality; bigotry; as, intolerance shown toward a
religious sect.

These few restrictions, I hope, are no great
stretches of intolerance, no very violent exertions
of despotism. --Burke.

Antonyms: tolerance

See Also: attitude, bigotry, dogmatism, fanaticism, impatience, mental attitude, narrow-mindedness, zealotry

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