AskDefine | Define intransigent

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intransigent adj : not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unsusceptible to persuasion; "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendancy" [syn: adamant, adamantine, inexorable]

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Etymology

From intransigeant, from intransigente

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable; irreconcilable; stubborn.
    Don't waste your time trying to change his mind, he's completely intransigent.

Synonyms

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Translations

unwilling to compromise or moderate a position
  • French: intransigeant, impitoyable
  • German: kompromisslos, intransigent
  • Greek: αδιάλλακτος
  • Icelandic: þrjóskur , þrjósk , þrjóskt
  • Portuguese: intransigente

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