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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
1820-1830
1820-30; un-1 + compromising
Related forms
uncompromisingly, adverb
uncompromisingness, noun
Synonyms
1. rigid, obstinate. 2. firm, steadfast.
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Examples for uncompromising
  • His uncompromising positions and rhetoric are keeping the race close.
  • The arguments on both sides are too loud and uncompromising and intransigent.
  • Benjamin's literary criticism was too unusual and too uncompromising to win a large audience.
  • His demand for a coherent theory of principle was uncompromising.
  • But the candidates who come across as uncompromising extremists are never the ones that win.
  • Their fundamentalism is absolute and uncompromising.
  • All these politicians are responding to an uncompromising public mood.
  • But the movement's earlier uses of terror, and the uncompromising views of some of its members, have caused many to distrust him.
  • Few mainstream directors have poured so much of themselves into so uncompromising a production.
  • Dieters can't entirely give up food, of course, but they can draw an uncompromising line when it comes to sugar.
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
uncompromising
1828, from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of compromise.
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