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[ in-tran-si-juhns ]


  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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Afghan and Taliban negotiators in Doha were still in communication on Friday, but there were no formal meetings planned, and each side says the other’s intransigence and unwillingness to compromise has frozen the talks.

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Despite the department’s assertion that there have been egregious violations of constitutional rights at Lowell, policymakers and state officials have embraced the twin strategies of intransigence and repression modeled by their historical forebears.

In the meantime, get vaccinated, stay safe, and call Joe Manchin’s office once a day to protest his reckless intransigence.

Toomey and Portman each cited frustration with the intransigence of Washington as a reason for his departure.

Use that, and your five-year lead time, to be thoughtful and proactive about what your husband’s intransigence means — and doesn’t mean — for you.

It rightly blames both Israeli and Palestinian intransigence for its failure.

He has dealt with a great deal of intransigence from the GOP-controlled Congress.

With this last sentence Weisberg returns to the call to intransigence with which he began his book.

In times of too much intransigence, we need a call for flexibility.

Economic progress in Afghanistan is an understated success story, too often overshadowed by the intransigence of the Taliban.

It is Soviet intransigence that has kept those efforts from bearing fruit.

There was a growing resentment in Britain against the colonials' intransigence.


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