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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intolerance  \In*tol"er*ance\,  n.  [L.  intolerantia  impatience, 
  unendurableness:  cf  F.  intol['e]rance.] 
  1.  Want  of  capacity  to  endure;  as  intolerance  of  light. 
 
  2.  The  quality  of  being  intolerant;  refusal  to  allow  to 
  others  the  enjoyment  of  their  opinions,  chosen  modes  of 
  worship,  and  the  like  want  of  patience  and  forbearance; 
  illiberality;  bigotry;  as  intolerance  shown  toward  a 
  religious  sect. 
 
  These  few  restrictions,  I  hope,  are  no  great 
  stretches  of  intolerance,  no  very  violent  exertions 
  of  despotism.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intolerance 
  n  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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