Definition of intolerant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtɒlərənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtɑːlərənt//
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  1. 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. He was deeply intolerant of all opposition.
  2. 2(specialist) not able to eat particular foods, use particular medicines, etc. without becoming ill/sick recipes for people who are gluten intolerant
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from Latin intolerant-, from in- ‘not’ + tolerant- ‘enduring’ (from the verb tolerare).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intolerant