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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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 The best thing about Any Man is the uncompromising cruelty of its predator. Lisa Miller, The Cut, "The Weaponized Amber Tamblyn," 8 July 2018 Author of more than 25 books, Roth was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist, confronting readers in a bold, direct style that scorned false sentiment or hopes for a heavenly reward. Hillel Italie, USA TODAY, "Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and literary icon, dies at 85," 22 May 2018 The film’s uncompromising and steady gaze is closer in spirit to a work like Our Daily Bread from Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter, as is the quantity of work the audience has to put in to get something worthwhile out of the experience. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Walden': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 12 July 2018 What all of these ‘underdog’ victories have in common is the combatting of technical superiority, elite quality and star personnel with industry, determination, physical and mental resolve and an uncompromising work ethic. SI.com, "Quality vs Fire: Why Uruguay's Clash With France Could Indicate How the World Cup Will Be Won," 4 July 2018 Author of more than 25 books, Roth was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist, confronting readers in a bold, direct style that scorned false sentiment or hopes for heavenly reward. Washington Post, "Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85," 23 May 2018 Helmut stood out and resonated to me so much as [his work] was so pure and uncompromising. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "Helmut Lang Is Still Hugely Influential - And One Man Has The Most Incredible Archive Of His Designs," 15 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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