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  • noun An intransigentist; specifically, a Parisian name for an ultra-independent among artists.

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  • adjective Alternative form of intransigent.


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  • A cet gard, plusieurs aspects peuvent tre souligns tout en gardant bien l'esprit que comme pour tout produit industriel un contrle de qualit strict, permanent et intransigeant doit tre mis en place.

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  • What had been a group of pious unlet - tered laymen had by 1215 become an intransigeant sect claiming to be the one true apostolic church and denouncing the Roman church in the language of the


  • State, rather than by intransigeant opposition to it (ibid., p. 137).

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  • We should also take notice of a curious sort of re - verse effect in consequence of which the rejection of the body came to appear as an inhuman evil that called for an intransigeant affirmation of the human.


  • The Bolshevik-Leninist version of Marxism got a hearing outside Russia, at first not in virtue of its doc - trines, but because of its intransigeant opposition to the First World War.


  • Clarke's acceptance of the final superiority of Christianity and his affirmation of its role as the harmonizer of the “ten great religions” guaranteed its favorable reception among all but the most intransigeant Christians.

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  • The intransigeant Augustinian conception of Chris - tianity was thus subdued and a return to the ancient sources was bound to occur.

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  • This is apart from our having been intransigeant with regard to the problem of inspection, because we consider that we cannot accept any inspection.


  • Now, with this principle clearly laid down, and with the claim of the individual thus partially or at least implicitly recognized, it is easier to understand Aristotle's _intransigeant_ attitude towards the claims of associations other than the state, a point on which much recent controversy has turned.

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  • His distrust of the king's brothers and his defence of Louis XVI. 's prerogative were to some extent justified, but his intransigeant attitude towards these princes emphasized the dissensions of the royal family in the eyes of foreign sovereigns, who looked on the comte de Provence as the natural representative of his brother and found a pretext for non-interference on

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  • refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible

    March 18, 2009

  • The variant 'intransigeant' looks like a misspelling of the usual 'intransigent', but actually comes directly from the French and some of the earliest uses in English used this spelling.

    March 18, 2009