Intransigent meaning

ĭn-trănsə-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.

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A person who is intransigent, esp. in politics.
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Refusing to compromise or come to an agreement; uncompromising.
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That cannot be reconciled.
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Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising.
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Unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable; irreconcilable; stubborn.

Don't waste your time trying to change his mind, he's completely intransigent.

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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