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also in·tran·si·geant  (ĭn-trăn′sə-jənt, -zə-)
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.
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Noun1.intransigency - the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise
bullheadedness, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, obstinacy, obstinance - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
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It added after the meeting that "the intransigency of the regime in Damascus is in favour of the radical movements in Syria", a move that could threaten the regional and international security, WAM reported.
"The French president and the foreign ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan stress importance of strengthening international support for the Syrian opposition to enable them to cope with the intransigency of the regime in Damascus which is in favor of the radical movements in Syria and could threaten the regional and international security," the statement added.