intransigence

Definitions

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  • noun Unwillingness to change one's views or to agree.
  • noun The state of being intransigent.

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  • noun the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise

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Examples

  • It also commended Numsa members for continuing with the strike despite what it called the intransigence and arrogance of employers.

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  • On Capitol Hill, Democrats seized on the Fed chairman's remarks to criticize Republicans for what they described as intransigence during the debt ceiling negotiations.

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  • The intransigence is all from the right - so much for bipartisanship.

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  • As James Fallows of The Atlantic put it so accurately, Netanyahu is the "Dick Cheney of Israel," characterizing the former vice president as someone who, "mistook short-term intransigence for long-term strategic wisdom, seemed blind and tone-deaf to the 'moral' and 'soft power' components of influence, profited from a polarized and fearful political climate, and attempted to command rather than earn support from allies and potential adversaries."

    Stephen Zunes: Netanyahu's Speech and the Democrats' Dangerous Embrace of Extremism

  • March 22nd, 2010 at 7: 31 pm tombaker says: perserverance can be admirable. intransigence is counterproductive (and irritating).

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  • As James Fallows of The Atlantic put it so accurately, Netanyahu is the "Dick Cheney of Israel," characterizing the former vice president as someone who, "mistook short-term intransigence for long-term strategic wisdom, seemed blind and tone-deaf to the 'moral' and 'soft power' components of influence, profited from a polarized and fearful political climate, and attempted to command rather than earn support from allies and potential adversaries."

    Stephen Zunes: Netanyahu's Speech and the Democrats' Dangerous Embrace of Extremism

  • As James Fallows of The Atlantic put it so accurately, Netanyahu is the "Dick Cheney of Israel," characterizing the former vice president as someone who, "mistook short-term intransigence for long-term strategic wisdom, seemed blind and tone-deaf to the 'moral' and 'soft power' components of influence, profited from a polarized and fearful political climate, and attempted to command rather than earn support from allies and potential adversaries."

    Stephen Zunes: Netanyahu's Speech and the Democrats' Dangerous Embrace of Extremism

  • As James Fallows of The Atlantic put it so accurately, Netanyahu is the "Dick Cheney of Israel," characterizing the former vice president as someone who, "mistook short-term intransigence for long-term strategic wisdom, seemed blind and tone-deaf to the 'moral' and 'soft power' components of influence, profited from a polarized and fearful political climate, and attempted to command rather than earn support from allies and potential adversaries."

    Stephen Zunes: Netanyahu's Speech and the Democrats' Dangerous Embrace of Extremism

  • As James Fallows of The Atlantic put it so accurately, Netanyahu is the "Dick Cheney of Israel," characterizing the former vice president as someone who, "mistook short-term intransigence for long-term strategic wisdom, seemed blind and tone-deaf to the 'moral' and 'soft power' components of influence, profited from a polarized and fearful political climate, and attempted to command rather than earn support from allies and potential adversaries."

    Stephen Zunes: Netanyahu's Speech and the Democrats' Dangerous Embrace of Extremism

  • As James Fallows of The Atlantic put it so accurately, Netanyahu is the "Dick Cheney of Israel," characterizing the former vice president as someone who, "mistook short-term intransigence for long-term strategic wisdom, seemed blind and tone-deaf to the 'moral' and 'soft power' components of influence, profited from a polarized and fearful political climate, and attempted to command rather than earn support from allies and potential adversaries."

    Stephen Zunes: Netanyahu's Speech and the Democrats' Dangerous Embrace of Extremism

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