- 1intolerant (of somebody/something) (disapproving) not willing to accept ideas or ways of behaving that are different from your own opposite tolerant She was intolerant of others who were less efficient than her.
- 2(technology) not able to eat particular foods, use particular medicines, etc. recipes for people who are gluten intolerant
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NAmE//ɪnˈtɑlərəns//noun [uncountable, countable] religious intolerance an intolerance to dairy products lactose intolerance