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in·tran·si·gent

also in·tran·si·geant  (ĭn-trăn′sə-jənt, -zə-)
adj.
Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising.

[French intransigeant, from Spanish intransigente : in-, not (from Latin; see in-1) + transigente, present participle of transigir, to compromise (from Latin trānsigere, to come to an agreement : trāns-, trans- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots).]

in·tran′si·gence, in·tran′si·gen·cy n.
in·tran′si·gent n.
in·tran′si·gent·ly adv.

intransigent

or

intransigeant

adj
not willing to compromise; obstinately maintaining an attitude
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an intransigent person, esp in politics
[C19: from Spanish los intransigentes the uncompromising (ones), a name adopted by certain political extremists, from in-1 + transigir to compromise, from Latin transigere to settle; see transact]
inˈtransigence, inˈtransigeance, inˈtransigency n
inˈtransigently, inˈtransigeantly adv

in•tran•si•gent

or in•tran•si•geant

(ɪnˈtræn sɪ dʒənt)

adj.
1. refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible.
n.
2. an intransigent person, as in politics.
[1875–80; < French intransigeant < Sp intransigente=in- in-3 + transigente accommodating]
in•tran′si•gence, in•tran′si•gen•cy, n.
in•tran′si•gent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intransigent - impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency"
inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"

intransigent

intransigent

adjective
Translations

intransigent

[ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt] ADJintransigente

intransigent

[ɪnˈtrænsɪənt] adjintransigeant(e)

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intransigent

[ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒnt] adjintransigente
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