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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)

intransigent

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intransigent

[ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒnt] adjintransigente
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At one point they suggest that the focus of the propaganda should be on the "ambivalent skeptics", the "conversion" of whom will then help neutralize the "intransigents":
Hudon sets out to refute the "negative stereotype" (50) of the papacy as repressive and absolutist by downplaying the triumph of "intransigents" over "spiritualists" in the refoundation of the Roman Inquisition (1542), emphasizing Trent's investment in episcopal leadership, and underscoring the varieties and even incoherence of much sixteenth-century papal policy.
Instead, the conclave of 1903 elected Pius X, whom the Italian government had dubbed "the most intransigent of the intransigents." Pius X launched a vast crackdown against "modernism," meaning virtually every attempt to reconcile Catholic thought with the new century, silencing some theologians, excommunicating others, and setting up a network of informants to identify those entertaining unacceptable thoughts.