Origin of intransigent
Examples from the Web for intransigent
He becomes angry, intransigent, furiously scribbling notes; Chaz meets determination with determination.
If the deal fell through, “ the rest of the world would see Iran as the intransigent ones, not us.”
And why is it that the Republicans can be so intransigent and Barack Obama gets blamed?
But on the subject of marriage, Motilal was intransigent: his son would have to endure an arranged match.
On the debt vote, Hatch is standing firm, but not intransigent.
For the Independent Socialists to the left were intransigent and in voting power insignificant.The New Germany|George Young
Neither Giovanni nor his wife were of the absolutely "intransigent" way of thinking.Don Orsino|F. Marion Crawford
Thus religion acquires a meaning and a reasonableness that the most intransigent rationalist cannot misunderstand.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life|Emile Durkheim
It doesn't bother you, my getting your help and then not protecting you from these intransigent tribesmen?The Barbarians|John Sentry
Intransigent, in-tran′si-jent, adj. refusing to come to any understanding, irreconcilable.
British Dictionary definitions for intransigent
noun Also: in'transigentist
Word Origin for intransigent
Word Origin and History for intransigent
1881, from French intransigeant, from Spanish los intransigentes, literally "those not coming to agreement," name for extreme republican party in the Spanish Cortes 1873-4, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + transigente "compromising," from Latin transigentem (nominative transigens), present participle of transigere "come to an agreement, accomplish, to carry through" (see transaction). Acquired its generalized sense in French.