- not admitting of compromise or adjustment of differences; making no concessions; inaccessible to flexible bargaining; unyielding: an uncompromising attitude.
- without reservation or exception; undeviating; absolute, as believing in or adhering to a principle, position, or the like: an uncompromising abolitionist.
Origin of uncompromising
1820–30; un-1 + compromising
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1. rigid, obstinate. 2. firm, steadfast.
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- not prepared to give ground or to compromise
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Word Origin and History for uncompromising
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