intolerant(redirected from intolerantness)
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Not tolerant, especially:
a. Unwilling to tolerate differences in opinions, practices, or beliefs, especially religious beliefs.
b. Opposed to the inclusion or participation of those different from oneself, especially those of a different racial, ethnic, or social background.
c. Unable or unwilling to endure or support: intolerant of interruptions; a community intolerant of crime.
d. Unable to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound: people who are lactose intolerant.
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intolerance(in-tol'e-rans) [L. intolerantia, impatience]
An inability to endure, or an incapacity for bearing, pain or the effects of a drug or other substance. Particular intolerances are listed under the first word. See: e.g., activity intolerance; fructose intolerance; lactose intoleranceintolerant (-rant), adjective
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