American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Unwilling to grant concessions or negotiate; inflexible: took an uncompromising stance during the peace talks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not compromising; admitting of no compromise; not complying; inflexible; unyielding: as, uncompromising hostility.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not admitting of compromise; making no truce or concessions; obstinate; unyielding; inflexible.
- adj. not making concessions
“The word "uncompromising" sounds like the perfect word to describe Tilda Swinton.”
“Now, however, the truth is set out in uncompromising terms.”
“No more fugue" -- there was a finality in the phrase uncompromising as the "no more sea" of the Apocalyptic vision.”
“The snow lay in uncompromising whiteness, thick over all the world – a kindly shelter for the young grain and covering for the soil; but Fleda's spirits, just then in another mood, saw in it only the cold refusal to hope, and the barren check to exertion.”
“Suddenly the lightning and thunder of at least twenty fusils burst upon our astonished senses from the gully, and awoke us to a startling consciousness of imminent danger, magnified beyond conception, by the almost magical appearance of more than one hundred warriors, erect in uncompromising enmity - both before and on either side of us, at the terrifying distance (since measured) of thirty steps.”
“WASHINGTON Reuters - A testy President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed frustration at his own Democrats for attacking him over his tax-cut deal with Republicans, who he called uncompromising "hostage takers.”
“David Barton, the Christian right's all-but-official presidential historian, calls Brownback "uncompromising" -- the highest praise in a movement that considers intransigence next to godliness.”
“Folks use the word uncompromising as if it were always a praiseworthy thing to be.”
“Executive to assert as they, best of all nations, could assert, now and at once in terms uncompromising, unanswerable, that the ground taken up by international consent in the past generation must be held now and hereafter, and accepted as an essential basis of the final settlement.”
“Finding that the nobility still hesitated at the idea of uncompromising hostility to the house of Lorraine, he allied himself more firmly with the popular party, and found an able lieutenant in the baker Giuseppe Dolfi (1818-1869), an honest and whole-hearted enthusiast who had great influence with the common people.”
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