intransigeant

intransigent

[in-tran-si-juhnt]
adjective
1.
refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible.
noun
2.
a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.
Also, intransigeant.


Origin:
1875–80; < Spanish intransigente, equivalent to in- in-3 + transigente (present participle of transigir to compromise) < Latin trānsigent- (stem of trānsigēns, present participle of trānsigere to come to an agreement); see transact

intransigence, intransigency, noun
intransigently, adverb
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intransigent (ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt)
 
adj
1.  not willing to compromise; obstinately maintaining an attitude
 
n
2.  an intransigent person, esp in politics
 
[C19: from Spanish los intransigentes the uncompromising (ones), a name adopted by certain political extremists, from in-1 + transigir to compromise, from Latin transigere to settle; see transact]
 
in'transigence
 
n
 
in'transigency
 
n
 
in'transigently
 
adv

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intransigent
1881, from Fr. intransigeant, from Sp. los intransigentes, lit. "not coming to an agreement," name for extreme republican party in Sp. Cortes 1873-4, from in- "not" + transigente "compromising," from L. transigentem (nom. transigens), prp. of transigere "come to an agreement, accomplish, to carry through"
(see transact). Acquired its generalized sense in French.
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