But on the subject of marriage, Motilal was intransigent: his son would have to endure an arranged match.
They know most voters want them to work things out, which is why the other guys should stop being so intransigent.
On the debt vote, Hatch is standing firm, but not intransigent.
1881, from French intransigeant, from Spanish los intransigentes, literally "those not coming to agreement," name for extreme republican party in the Spanish Cortes 1873-4, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + transigente "compromising," from Latin transigentem (nominative transigens), present participle of transigere "come to an agreement, accomplish, to carry through" (see transaction). Acquired its generalized sense in French.