[ 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.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
Words nearby intransigence
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
OTHER WORDS FROM intransigentin·tran·si·gence, in·tran·si·gen·cy, nounin·tran·si·gent·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for intransigency
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 forms of intransigentintransigence 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012