An example of someone who would be described as intransigent is a person who is not going to change his mind about an issue, no matter what.
- refusing to compromise or come to an agreement; uncompromising
- that cannot be reconciled
Origin of intransigentFrench intransigeant from Spanish intransigente from Classical Latin in-, in- + transigens, present participle of transigere, to come to a settlement, transact
Origin of intransigentFrench 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
(comparative more intransigent, superlative most intransigent)