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intolerantadjective

uk   /ɪnˈtɒl.ər.ənt/  us   /-ˈtɑː.lɚ-/ disapproving
C2 disapproving of or ​refusing to ​acceptideas or ​ways of ​behaving that are different from ​your own: She can be very intolerant ofstudents who don't ​understand what she's ​talking about. used, usually in ​compounds, to ​describe a ​person who is not ​able to ​eat a ​particulartype of ​food or take a ​particulartype of ​medicine without it having a ​badeffect: Recent ​studies show that many ​people who ​think they are ​suffering from ​boweldisease might in ​fact be ​lactose-intolerant.
intolerantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of intolerant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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intolerantadjective

 us   /ɪnˈtɑl·ər·ənt/
disapproving of or ​refusing to ​acceptpeople, ​behavior, or ​ideas that are different from ​your own: As a ​historian, she was intolerant of poorly done ​research.
intolerance
noun [U]  us   /ɪnˈtɑl·ə·rəns/
He ​began to ​speak out against ​racism and intolerance.
(Definition of intolerant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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