Simple Definition of intransigent
: 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>
Examples of intransigent
He has remained intransigent in his opposition to the proposal.
<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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