uncompromising

adjective
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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Is there a perfect world for Shevek, a place to balance his love of freedom with his love of family and his uncompromising pursuit of the unknown? Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Third, Congress can protect the independence of the federal government’s scientific advisers, who must be uncompromising in their pursuit of the facts. Paul Romer, WSJ, "Government Can Do More to Support Science and Innovation," 20 Nov. 2018 As for his legacy, it’s one built on hard work, uncompromising vision, and integrity—one that is now being preserved for future generations to explore. David Nash, Town & Country, "James Galanos and the Integrity of 20th Century Fashion," 6 Nov. 2018 As the president pursues his uncompromising approach to China, business leaders are growing increasingly frustrated. Danielle Paquette, The Seattle Times, "New round of US-China tariffs raise fears of an economic Cold War," 18 Sep. 2018 But uncompromising opposition to high court nominees may be the new norm under the Trump administration. Alex Pappas, Fox News, "Kavanaugh's confirmation climb: Partisan opposition to court picks intensifies under Trump," 28 Aug. 2018 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

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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 \

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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