American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Refusing to agree or come to an understanding; uncompromising; irreconcilable: used especially of some extreme political party. See intransigentist.
- n. Same as intransigentist.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Refusing compromise; uncompromising; inflexible; irreconcilable.
- adj. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
- From French intransigeant, from Spanish intransigente (Wiktionary)
- 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). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Confrontation at the University of the Witwatersrand, the administration of which it described as intransigent, highlighted the need for undemocratic and unrepresentative councils to disband and for transformation forums to be established.”
“We denounced in the strongest possible terms the intransigent and arrogant actions of the US government reflected by its decision to launch a brutal attack on the Iraqi people in defiance of world opinion," it said in a statement.”
“He now faces a stark decision between moving forward and doing what we believe is in his best interests, pursuing a path of peace -- or pursuing a path that's best described as intransigent and aggressive.”
“And not for nothing should they grieve, namely the intransigent refusal of the Indian and Pakistani governments to have a real conversation toward deescalation.”
“Henry, my view is not "intransigent" as you claim.”
“DOBBS: I just wondered if it had come up because it would seem to be, to me at least, an appropriate remedy for that kind of intransigent failure to fulfill a responsibility to our service members in this country.”
“Let us take the arguments of La Civiltà Cattolica, the "intransigent" Jesuit journal published in Rome after 1850, as an example of the critique I am relating.”
“Cape's Association for Community and Rural Advancement, who said that his organisation followed whatever government process to the letter of the law, so that "extreme actions" such as land occupations would be justified if government was "intransigent".”
“The Angolan rebel UNITA organization accused the Angolan president Monday of being "intransigent" in his stance of propogating and continuing war in the country.”
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