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INTOLERANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intolerance mean? 

INTOLERANCE (noun)
  The noun INTOLERANCE has 2 senses:

1. impatience with annoyances
2. unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs

  Familiarity information: INTOLERANCE used as a noun is rare.


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INTOLERANCE (noun)


Sense 1intolerance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impatience with annoyances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

his intolerance of interruptions

Hypernyms ("intolerance" is a kind of...):

impatience (a dislike of anything that causes delay)


Sense 2intolerance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("intolerance" is a kind of...):

attitude; mental attitude (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intolerance"):

narrow-mindedness; narrowness (an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior)

bigotry; dogmatism (the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot)

fanaticism; fanatism; zealotry (excessive intolerance of opposing views)

religionism (exaggerated religious zealotry)

zero tolerance (extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law))

Antonym:

tolerance (willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others)


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