refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible.
a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.
- in·tran·si·gence, in·tran·si·gen·cy, noun
- in·tran·si·gent·ly, adverb
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How to use intransigent in a sentence
The tide was turning but the intransigent faction needed a few more kicks.
Over the past two decades, Israel has moved toward a more and more intransigent position on the Palestinian issue.The only way to solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem | Fareed Zakaria | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
This would allow an intransigent senator could push final passage of the one-week bill into the weekend.Senate approves one-week spending bill to avert midnight shutdown | Mike DeBonis, Jeff Stein, Seung Min Kim | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Other sea slaves have described sick deckhands being thrown overboard and intransigent ones being locked in the hold, whipped, or beheaded.
We have a responsibility to help on the hard, intransigent issues that weigh down San Diegans and make them feel hopeless.Reversing Racism Will Take Every Tool Available — Including Prop. 16 | Mark Stuart | October 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
He becomes angry, intransigent, furiously scribbling notes; Chaz meets determination with determination.My Friend, Roger Ebert: Pulitzer Prize Winner Tom Shales on the Moving Documentary ‘Life Itself’ | Tom Shales | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In fact, the more pro-vaxxers explain the evidence, the more intransigent anti-vaxxers are in their beliefs.Twisted Anti-Vaxxer Parents Choose Fatal Diseases Over Autism | Elizabeth Picciuto | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If the deal fell through, “ the rest of the world would see Iran as the intransigent ones, not us.”
Secondly, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry has recently pushed the Arab League towards flexing its intransigent position on borders.The Arab Peace Initiative Makes Its Way to the Knesset | Tal Harris | May 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And why is it that the Republicans can be so intransigent and Barack Obama gets blamed?
A year later I found Agoncillo of exactly the same intransigent persuasion.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
For the Independent Socialists to the left were intransigent and in voting power insignificant.The New Germany | George Young
Mitzi, who sometimes was present at our discussions, was very intransigent.My Austrian Love | Maxime Provost
Re-elected as a matter of course in 1856, Montt's second term was even more intransigent than his first.The South American Republics, Part II (of 2) | Thomas C. Dawson
Thus religion acquires a meaning and a reasonableness that the most intransigent rationalist cannot misunderstand.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life | Emile Durkheim
British Dictionary definitions for intransigent
not willing to compromise; obstinately maintaining an attitude
an intransigent person, esp in politics
- intransigence or intransigency, noun
- intransigently, adverb
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