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intransigent

adjective in·tran·si·gent \-jənt\

: completely unwilling to change : very stubborn

Full Definition of INTRANSIGENT

:  characterized by refusal to compromise or to abandon an extreme position or attitude :  uncompromising <intransigent in their opposition> <an intransigent attitude>
intransigent noun
in·tran·si·gent·ly adverb

Examples of INTRANSIGENT

  1. He has remained intransigent in his opposition to the proposal.
  2. <he has remained intransigent, refusing all suggestions for improvement of the process>

Origin of INTRANSIGENT

Spanish intransigente, from in- + transigente, present participle of transigir to compromise, from Latin transigere to come to an agreement — more at transact
First Known Use: circa 1879

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