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Tuesday, July 02, 2002

Definitions for intransigent

  1. refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible.
  2. a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.

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Citations for intransigent
… I was very intransigent about the secrecy of my own name in the arrangement … David Foster Wallace, "The Devil Is a Busy Man," Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Stories, 1999
He had scolded Ifemelu as a child for being recalcitrant, mutinous, intransigent, words that made her little actions seem epic and almost prideworthy. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah, 2013
Origin of intransigent
1875-1880
Intransigent finds its roots in the Latin term trānsigere meaning "to come to an agreement." It entered English in the late 1800s.