Saturday, September 11, 1999
Definitions for intransigent
- Refusing to compromise; uncompromising.
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Citations for intransigent
He was intransigent at times, and almost playfully yielding at others.
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.
Origin of intransigent
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."