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[in-tran-si-juh ns]
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  1. the state or quality of being intransigent, or refusing to compromise or agree; inflexibility: No agreement was reached because of intransigence on both sides.
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Origin of intransigence

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obstinacy, inflexibility, relentlessness, perseverance, contumacy, pigheadedness, pertinacity, inexorableness, mulishness, inexorability, doggedness, obduracy, intransigency, rigidity, grimness, rigidness, indomitability, implacability, incompliance, adamancy

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Word Origin and History for intransigence


1882, from French intransigeant, from intransigeant (see intransigent). Related: Intransigency.

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