[in-tran-si-juh ns]


the state or quality of being intransigent, or refusing to compromise or agree; inflexibility: No agreement was reached because of intransigence on both sides.

Also in·tran·si·gen·cy.

Origin of intransigence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for intransigence

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

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