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Saturday, September 11, 1999

Definitions for intransigent

  1. Refusing to compromise; uncompromising.

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Citations for intransigent
He was intransigent at times, and almost playfully yielding at others. , New York Times
Sometimes I was intransigent, and proud of it. At other times I seemed to myself to be nearly devoid of any character at all, timid, uncertain, without will. Edward W. Said, Out of Place: A Memoir
Origin of intransigent
1875-1880
Intransigent is from French intransigeant, from Spanish intransigente, from in-, "not" (from Latin) + transigente, present participle of transigir, "to compromise," from Latin transigere, "to come to an agreement," from trans-, "across" + agere, "to drive."
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