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
Recent Examples on the Web In recent months, some of these same uncompromising partisans have come to Morales’s defense. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "The Fall of Evo Morales," 16 Mar. 2020 But his brutal, uncompromising approach to control is feeding anger not just in Hong Kong but all around China’s periphery. The Economist, "Hong Kong in revolt China’s unruly periphery resents the Communist Party’s heavy hand," 21 Nov. 2019 The prime minister has drawn frequent comparisons to Trump for his unconventional style, hardline policies and uncompromising approach. Max Burman, NBC News, "Boris Johnson stokes new Brexit battle with letter asking E.U. for delay — and another arguing against it," 20 Oct. 2019 Its message was uncompromising — get out as soon as possible with or without a deal. Washington Post, "Britain’s EU Journey: When Johnson gambled to deliver Brexit," 29 Jan. 2020 In both her life and her art, the 73-year-old rock icon is unapologetic and uncompromising. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, "Linda Ronstadt Talks New Documentary and Her Headline-Making Trump Jab at the Kennedy Center Honors," 27 Dec. 2019 An uncompromising force at the back and a bustling ball of energy in attack, the right-back was unplayable on his day, with Real Madrid even linked with a move on several occasions. SI.com, "Jadon Sancho Beware: Rating the Careers of 7 England Starlets Who Burst Onto the Scene as Teenagers," 24 Aug. 2019 These irreverent and media-savvy chefs emerged as uncompromising cultural forces in the 2000s, opening up their own restaurants that revamped Chinese cuisine in varied and astonishing directions. Suyin Haynes, Time, "Fights Over 'Authentic' Chinese Food Have a Long and Complicated History. Now They're Tearing the Culinary World Apart," 8 July 2019 Its uncompromising alliance with basic violations of the Ten Commandments, the First Amendment, and natural law means its platform flows from a moral ecology that has put believers on the defensive. Andrew T. Walker, National Review, "Understanding Why Religious Conservatives Would Vote for Trump," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of uncompromising

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncompromising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompromising. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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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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