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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

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

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
Mahatma Gandhi

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.
Thomas Jefferson

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
William Butler Yeats
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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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