intransigence

noun
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:
intransig(ent) + -ence

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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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Example sentences
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.
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