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intransigence

noun
1.
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

intransigent

[in-tran-si-juh nt] /ɪnˈtræn sɪ dʒənt/
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
Related forms
intransigence, intransigency, noun
intransigently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for intransigency

intransigent

/ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt/
adjective
1.
not willing to compromise; obstinately maintaining an attitude
noun
2.
an intransigent person, esp in politics
Derived Forms
intransigence, intransigency, noun
intransigently, adverb
Word Origin
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
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Word Origin and History for intransigency
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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