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

Origin of uncompromising

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

Synonyms for uncompromising

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Examples from the Web for uncompromisingly

Historical Examples of uncompromisingly

  • But at that time I was very nervous and uncompromisingly patriotic.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • “To be bribed,” said Hephzibah uncompromisingly, as she returned to her seat.

  • No one has spoken as uncompromisingly of his theatrical pieces as himself.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • "If you do not do good, you must do harm," she said uncompromisingly.

  • The platform was "uncompromisingly in favor of the American system of protection."

    The New Nation

    Frederic L. Paxson

British Dictionary definitions for uncompromisingly



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



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

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