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noun intolerance pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈtɑlərəns/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] someones refusal to accept behavior, 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 sick
    intolerance to: I have an intolerance to cow’s milk.


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