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[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.
not willing to compromise; obstinately maintaining an attitude
an intransigent person, esp in politics

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.


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