intolerant Definition

  • 1not willing to accept ways of thinking and behaving that are different from one's own; not tolerant
  • 2unable to endure or support

Using intolerant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "intolerant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was intolerant of any opinions other than her own.

  • Example

    The patient was intolerant to the medication.

  • Example

    His intolerant behavior towards people of different races was unacceptable.

intolerant Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for intolerant

Antonyms for intolerant

Phrases with intolerant

  • unable to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products


    I can't eat ice cream because I'm lactose intolerant.

  • intolerant of heat/cold

    unable to withstand high/low temperatures


    The plants in my garden are intolerant of extreme heat.

  • unable to tolerate loud sounds


    My neighbor is intolerant of noise, so we have to keep the volume down.


Summary: intolerant in Brief

Intolerant [ɪnˈtɒlərənt] means not willing to accept different ways of thinking or behaving, or unable to endure or support something. It is often used to describe people who are bigoted, narrow-minded, or prejudiced. Examples include 'She was intolerant of any opinions other than her own' and 'The patient was intolerant to the medication.' Other phrases include 'lactose intolerant,' 'intolerant of heat/cold,' and 'intolerant of noise.'