un·​com·​pro·​mis·​ing | \ˌən-ˈkäm-prə-ˌmī-ziŋ \

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 \ adverb
uncompromisingness \ ˌən-​ˈkäm-​prə-​ˌmī-​ziŋ-​nəs \ 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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The Ligier Formula 4 car is even more uncompromising, even though it's meant as the most junior rung on the single-seat ladder that, with enough skill and, perhaps more importantly, enough money, may eventually lead to Formula 1. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "How a day driving high-downforce cars at VIR taught me I’m OK being slow," 11 Sep. 2018 The tone is accurate, confrontational, and uncompromising. Paul Ross, Popular Mechanics, "I Am Become Opera: An Atomic Show In the Shadow of Los Alamos," 27 July 2018 While hailing from different countries and different scenes -- Gou from South Korea and Jack from Scotland -- both artists have come to be defined by their uncompromising commitment to eclecticism in the DJ booth. Michael Sundius, Billboard, "Peggy Gou & Jackmaster on the Art of Eclecticism: Exclusive Interview," 13 June 2018 It’s uncompromising music that still wants to let everyone in. August Brown, latimes.com, "Kamasi Washington's ‘Heaven and Earth’ proves jazz's vitality and political power," 29 June 2018 But Jealous and his supporters said only an uncompromising message would draw sufficient numbers of Democrats to the polls. Washington Post, "Maryland Democrats choose between insurgents, establishment in crowded primary," 28 June 2018 Of his uncompromising love — his love for Daisy Buchanan — his effort to recapture the past romance — we are explicitly informed. New York Times, "Notes From the Book Review Archives," 20 Apr. 2018 In this room, for example, a stainless steel cube sits icy and uncompromising next to a more organic Louis XVI armchair. Tim Gavan, WSJ, "The Gentleman Cave: How to Create a Tastefully Macho Room," 1 June 2018 After giving his uncompromising endorsement to our nation's president, the star seems to be relishing in the clash between his views on Donald Trump and the cynics who disagree. Fox News, "Kanye West details Trump support and dealing with scrutiny from friends and family," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of uncompromising

1800, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of uncompromising

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


un·​com·​pro·​mis·​ing | \ˌən-ˈkäm-prə-ˌmī-ziŋ \

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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