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uncompromising

[uhn-kom-pruh-mahy-zing] /ʌnˈkɒm prəˌmaɪ zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not admitting of compromise or adjustment of differences; making no concessions; inaccessible to flexible bargaining; unyielding:
an uncompromising attitude.
2.
without reservation or exception; undeviating; absolute, as believing in or adhering to a principle, position, or the like:
an uncompromising abolitionist.
Origin of uncompromising
1820-1830
1820-30; un-1 + compromising
Related forms
uncompromisingly, adverb
uncompromisingness, noun
Synonyms
1. rigid, obstinate. 2. firm, steadfast.
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  • A sail was just passing, a deep red one, bearing the design of globe and cross in crude outline of uncompromising black.

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  • But in everyday life in what an uncompromising way they oppose each other!

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  • Something he wanted in life had been refused him point-blank; in ceremonious terms, but with uncompromising plainness.

    Angelot Eleanor Price
  • But Sophia was uncompromising in her demand for strict justice.

  • In all his judgments upon men and things, and upon himself, he is an uncompromising idealist.

    The Last Harvest John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for uncompromising

uncompromising

/ʌnˈkɒmprəˌmaɪzɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not prepared to give ground or to compromise
Derived Forms
uncompromisingly, adverb
uncompromisingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uncompromising
adj.

1799, from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of compromise (v.). Related: Uncompromisingly.

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