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noun intolerance pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈtɒlərəns/
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pluralintolerances
  1. 1
    [uncountable] someone’s refusal to accept behaviour, beliefs, or opinions that are different from their own

    The party was accused of stirring up a climate of fear and intolerance.

    political/racial/religious intolerance:

    These verbal attacks are clearly motivated by racial intolerance.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] if someone has an intolerance to a particular food or drink, they cannot eat it or drink it because it makes them ill
    intolerance to:

    I have an intolerance to cow’s milk.

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