uncompromising

adjective
un·​com·​pro·​mis·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈkäm-prə-ˌmī-ziŋ How to pronounce uncompromising (audio) \

Definition of uncompromising

: not making or accepting a compromise : making no concessions : inflexible, unyielding

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Other Words from uncompromising

uncompromisingly \ ˌən-​ˈkäm-​prə-​ˌmī-​ziŋ-​lē How to pronounce uncompromisingly (audio) \ adverb
uncompromisingness \ ˌən-​ˈkäm-​prə-​ˌmī-​ziŋ-​nəs How to pronounce uncompromisingness (audio) \ noun

Examples of uncompromising in a Sentence

They were uncompromising in their demands. an uncompromising adherence to the rules that would do a schoolmarm proud

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Prince was known for his fluid, cinematic director’s touch and was unpredictable and uncompromising in his choice of stage material. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dies at 91," 31 July 2019 Prince was known for his fluid, cinematic director's touch and was unpredictable and uncompromising in his choice of stage material. CBS News, "Hal Prince, Broadway legend behind "Phantom" and "Sweeney Todd," has died at 91," 31 July 2019 Prince was known for his fluid, cinematic director's touch and was unpredictable and uncompromising in his choice of stage material. cleveland.com, "Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead," 31 July 2019 Given that there is no majority in Parliament for a no-deal Brexit, if the EU continues to be uncompromising, Johnson may be forced to hold an early general election. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 25 July 2019 An old fashioned and uncompromising centre-back, Gomaa played every minute of Egypt’s three consecutive AFCON triumphs between 2006 and 2010 – being named in the best XI for all three tournaments - and won an incredible 31 titles with Al Ahly. SI.com, "50 Greatest African Players of All Time," 22 July 2019 Rugged, uncompromising and dependable, Djamel Benlamri was a consistent presence at the back for Algeria. SI.com, "Africa Cup of Nations: 2019 Team of the Tournament," 20 July 2019 The two men will now face the party’s 160,000 members, with pollsters forecasting Johnson is likely to win because of his uncompromising stance that Britain must leave the EU on Oct. 31. Washington Post, "Hunt pledges to put ‘heart & soul’ into Tory race," 21 June 2019 Legally: launching an uncompromising, all-or-nothing attack in the political arena. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "‘Desmond Is Amazing’ Needs Saving," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of uncompromising

1800, in the meaning defined above

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uncompromising

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uncompromising

: not willing to change a decision, opinion, method, etc. : not willing to make or accept a compromise

uncompromising

adjective
un·​com·​pro·​mis·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈkäm-prə-ˌmī-ziŋ How to pronounce uncompromising (audio) \

Kids Definition of uncompromising

: not willing to give in even a little They were uncompromising in their demands.

Other Words from uncompromising

uncompromisingly adverb They held uncompromisingly to their opinions.

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