[ in-tran-si-juh ns ]
/ ɪnˈtræn sɪ dʒəns /
the state or quality of being intransigent, or refusing to compromise or agree; inflexibility: No agreement was reached because of intransigence on both sides.
Definition for intransigency (2 of 2)
[ in-tran-si-juh nt ]
/ ɪnˈtræn sɪ dʒənt /
refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible.
a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.
Origin of intransigent
Related formsin·tran·si·gence, in·tran·si·gen·cy, nounin·tran·si·gent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for intransigency
/ (ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt) /
not willing to compromise; obstinately maintaining an attitude
noun Also: in'transigentist
an intransigent person, esp in politics
Derived Formsintransigence or intransigency, nounintransigently, adverb
Word Origin for intransigent
C19: from Spanish los intransigentes the uncompromising (ones), a name adopted by certain political extremists, from in- 1 + transigir to compromise, from Latin transigere to settle; see transact
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