refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible.
a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.
Origin of intransigent
1875–80; < Spanishintransigente, equivalent to in-in-3 + transigente (present participle of transigir to compromise) < Latintrānsigent- (stem of trānsigēns, present participle of trānsigere to come to an agreement); see transact
Related formsin·tran·si·gence, in·tran·si·gen·cy, nounin·tran·si·gent·ly, adverb
1881, from French intransigeant, from Spanish los intransigentes, literally "those not coming to agreement," name for extreme republican party in the Spanish Cortes 1873-4, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + transigente "compromising," from Latin transigentem (nominative transigens), present participle of transigere "come to an agreement, accomplish, to carry through" (see transaction). Acquired its generalized sense in French.
1882, from French intransigeant, from intransigeant (see intransigent). Related: Intransigency.