intransigent[in tran′sə jənt, -zə-]
- The definition of intransigent is someone stubborn or unwilling to change his views.
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)