AskDefine | Define intolerance

Dictionary Definition



1 impatience with annoyances; "his intolerance of interruptions"
2 unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs [ant: tolerance]

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  1. the state of being intolerant
  2. extreme sensitivity to a food or drug; allergy



the state of being intolerant
extreme sensitivity to a food or drug; allergy

Extensive Definition

Intolerance is an antonym to "tolerance". The term may refer to one of the following.
In medical/biological context the term is commonly used synonymously with "sensitivity", e.g., "salycylate sensitivity", "cold sensitivity", etc.
intolerance in Bulgarian: Нетолерантност
intolerance in German: Intoleranz
intolerance in Spanish: Intolerancia
intolerance in Italian: Intolleranza
intolerance in Japanese: 不耐
intolerance in Polish: Nietolerancja
intolerance in Portuguese: Intolerância
intolerance in Finnish: Suvaitsevaisuus

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