Definition of intolerance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtɒlərəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtɑːlərəns//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1(disapproving) the fact of not being willing to accept ideas or ways of behaving that are different from your own religious intolerance intolerance of somebody/something intolerance of minorities intolerance for somebody/something a basic intolerance for other people and their culture
  2. 2intolerance (to something) (specialist) the fact of not being able to eat particular foods, use particular medicines, etc. without becoming ill/sick an intolerance to dairy products glucose intolerance food intolerances
  3. opposite tolerance