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adjective: Unwilling to compromise, especially from an extreme position.
noun: One who refuses to compromise.
Via Spanish/French, from Latin in- (not) + transigere (to settle). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw), which is also the fount of such words as act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, and ambassador. Earliest documented use: 1879.
"Both remain intransigent in their respective positions without any real effort to negotiate in a democratic spirit."
People Expect Democratic Practice from Two Top Parties; Financial Express (Bangladesh); Dec 26, 2013.
See more usage examples of intransigent in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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