intolerable - intolerant

intolerable - intolerant
'intolerable'
If a situation is intolerable, it is so bad that you cannot bear it.

They find this situation intolerable.

...the things that made his life intolerable.

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'intolerant'
Someone who is intolerant tries to prevent people from behaving in ways that they do not approve of, or from expressing opinions that they do not agree with.

She is intolerant by nature.

...intolerant regimes.

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