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the state or quality of being intransigent, or refusing to compromise or agree; inflexibility:
No agreement was reached because of intransigence on both sides.
Also, intransigency.
Origin of intransigence Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • intransigence and unrealism are bipartisan afflictions.
  • His intransigence seems only to be increasing his popularity.
  • Their intransigence is baffling, given the inevitability and possible calamity of further hits.
  • And they are noticing a new intransigence when they try to have unusual charges waived.
  • With intransigence no longer an option, the tobacco boys began some serious backpedaling.
  • His intransigence ultimately led to the court order against him, she said.
  • But there is another reason for the premier's intransigence.
  • Some of this intransigence is mere posturing, with both sides attempting to size one another up after the mid-terms.
  • But, for the moment, the euro gives all parties the luxury of intransigence.
  • There is no room for greed, hubris or intransigence from either side.
Word Origin and History for intransigence

1882, from French intransigeant, from intransigeant (see intransigent). Related: Intransigency.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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