- the state or quality of being intransigent, or refusing to compromise or agree; inflexibility: No agreement was reached because of intransigence on both sides.
Origin of intransigence
Related Words for intransigenceobstinacy, inflexibility, relentlessness, perseverance, contumacy, pigheadedness, pertinacity, inexorableness, mulishness, inexorability, doggedness, obduracy, intransigency, rigidity, grimness, rigidness, indomitability, implacability, incompliance, adamancy
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Contemporary Examples of intransigence
It rightly blames both Israeli and Palestinian intransigence for its failure.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea
November 9, 2014
He has dealt with a great deal of intransigence from the GOP-controlled Congress.Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel
October 21, 2014
With this last sentence Weisberg returns to the call to intransigence with which he began his book.Liberals Need to Learn to Say No
July 10, 2014
Economic progress in Afghanistan is an understated success story, too often overshadowed by the intransigence of the Taliban.To See the Progress in Afghanistan, Stop Viewing the Country Through a Western Lens
February 11, 2014
The contrast could not have been greater between a pair of diplomatic breakthroughs and the intransigence of Congress.Iran, Yes. Congress, No. Obama Won’t Budge for Hardliners at Home
September 28, 2013
Historical Examples of intransigence
It is Soviet intransigence that has kept those efforts from bearing fruit.
There was a growing resentment in Britain against the colonials' intransigence.The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783
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Word Origin and History for intransigence
1882, from French intransigeant, from intransigeant (see intransigent). Related: Intransigency.