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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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 Sam Jackson is coolly self-assured and unsparingly uncompromising as Millsap, more than willing to make individuals and crowds alike uncomfortable with her candor. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: Dirty politics plays for laughs in Berkeley’s ‘Kings’," 5 June 2019 Publicly, at least, the Taliban remains uncompromising. Craig Nelson And, WSJ, "Afghans Venture Home for the Holidays During Historic Truces," 15 June 2018 Slimane remained uncompromising in his vision, storming the maison that Phoebe Philo built and leveling it, erecting his own monument to Parisian glamour in its place. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Rihanna, Celine, and That Versace Deal—The 10 Biggest Stories of the Spring 2019 Season," 5 Oct. 2018 Conventional wisdom blames President Trump’s political base, with its uncompromising hostility toward immigrants. Tim Kane, WSJ, "Trump Base Wants Immigration Compromise," 27 Feb. 2019 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

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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 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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