intolerance intolerance  /ɪn ˈtɑ lə rəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) impatience with annoyances
  2. (n) unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs

Usage(s):

  1. He also wrote parodies that poked fun at Puritan intolerance.
  2. He marshaled conservatism without calling forth the dark seam of religious or social intolerance.
  3. Given his upbringing in the ethnically diverse housing projects southwest of Paris, no one can speak out against intolerance better than Thierry.

News

  1. Your Overconfidence Can Actually Be Dangerous

    The adage “often wrong, never in doubt” may be an accurate assessment of the way many people think, a flaw that may lead to unsettling consequences. In a new study, researchers investigated overprecision – excessive confidence in the accuracy of beliefs. Such overconfidence can lead to, among other things, overvaluing investments, inaccurate diagnosis by physicians and an intolerance [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. Ritter Pharmaceuticals' Study Shows That Altering the Intestinal Microbiome May Offer an Effective Treatment for ...

    Ritter Pharmaceuticals announced that data from its Phase 2 clinical study of RP-G28 in patients with lactose intolerance demonstrated the agent's ability to alter the composition of microbes in patients' ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Editorial: Religious intolerance has no place in Vero Beach government

    Religious intolerance has no place in Vero Beach government.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Indian River Press Journal

Quotes

  1. Hayes, who has played the ladies' man/ school cook in the animated Comedy Central satire since 1997, said in a statement that "there is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards...
    on Mar 14, 2006 By: Matt Stone Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Britain resolved, even more surely, to defeat the extremism and intolerance which drove the attackers and stand up for the values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law which as a nation we cherish," Blair said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Tony Blair Source: FOXNews

  3. "Far too often, we have seen faith wielded as a tool to divide us from one another -- as an excuse for prejudice and intolerance," President Obama says. "Wars have been waged. Innocents have been slaughtered. For centuries, entire religions...
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

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