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intolerant

[in-tol-er-uh nt] /ɪnˈtɒl ər ənt/
adjective
1.
not tolerating or respecting beliefs, opinions, usages, manners, etc., different from one's own, as in political or religious matters; bigoted.
2.
unable or unwilling to tolerate or endure (usually followed by of):
intolerant of very hot weather.
noun
3.
an intolerant person; bigot.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin intolerant- (stem of intolerāns) impatient. See in-3, tolerant
Related forms
intolerantly, adverb
quasi-intolerant, adjective
quasi-intolerantly, adverb
Can be confused
intolerable, intolerant.
Synonyms
1. illiberal, narrow, proscriptive, prejudiced, biased, dictatorial, totalitarian. Intolerant, fanatical, bigoted refer to strongly illiberal attitudes. Intolerant refers to an active refusal to allow others to have or put into practice beliefs different from one's own: intolerant in politics; intolerant of other customs. Bigoted is to be so emotionally or subjectively attached to one's own belief as to be hostile to all others: a bigoted person. Fanatical applies to unreasonable or extreme action in maintaining one's beliefs and practices without necessary reference to others: a fanatical religious sect.
Antonyms
1. liberal.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi intolerant

intolerant

/ɪnˈtɒlərənt/
adjective
1.
lacking respect for practices and beliefs other than one's own
2.
(postpositive) foll by of. not able or willing to tolerate or endure: intolerant of noise
Derived Forms
intolerance, noun
intolerantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasi intolerant

intolerant

adj.

1735, from Latin intolerantem (nominative intolerans) "not enduring, impatient, intolerant; intolerable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + tolerans, present participle of tolerare "to bear, endure" (see toleration). Of plants, from 1898. The noun meaning "intolerant person or persons" is from 1765.

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