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Definition of Intolerance


  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.

Intolerance Quotations

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
Mahatma Gandhi

Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.
Charles de Secondat

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
Sydney J. Harris

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
Mahatma Gandhi

Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
Aleister Crowley
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Intolerance Translations

intolerance in German is Intoleranz
intolerance in Spanish is intolerancia
intolerance in Swedish is olidlig
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