Intransigent Definition

intransəjənt, intranzəjənt
Refusing to compromise or come to an agreement; uncompromising.
Webster's New World
That cannot be reconciled.
Webster's New World

Unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable; irreconcilable; stubborn.

Don't waste your time trying to change his mind, he's completely intransigent.
A person who is intransigent, esp. in politics.
Webster's New World

Origin of Intransigent

  • French intransigeant from Spanish intransigente in- not (from Latin in–1) transigente present participle of transigir to compromise (from Latin trānsigere to come to an agreement) (trāns- trans-) (agere to drive ag- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French intransigeant, from Spanish intransigente

    From Wiktionary

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