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  1. not admitting of compromise or adjustment of differences; making no concessions; inaccessible to flexible bargaining; unyielding: an uncompromising attitude.
  2. without reservation or exception; undeviating; absolute, as believing in or adhering to a principle, position, or the like: an uncompromising abolitionist.
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Origin of uncompromising

1820–30; un-1 + compromising
Related formsun·com·pro·mis·ing·ly, adverbun·com·pro·mis·ing·ness, noun


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  1. not prepared to give ground or to compromise
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Derived Formsuncompromisingly, adverbuncompromisingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uncompromising


1799, from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of compromise (v.). Related: Uncompromisingly.

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