intransigent

[ in-tran-si-juh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF intransigent

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Neither Giovanni nor his wife were of the absolutely "intransigent" way of thinking.

Thus religion acquires a meaning and a reasonableness that the most intransigent rationalist cannot misunderstand.

Intransigent, in-tran′si-jent, adj. refusing to come to any understanding, irreconcilable.

The most intransigent of modern revolutionaries might learn a trick or two from this sacred poet.

It doesn't bother you, my getting your help and then not protecting you from these intransigent tribesmen?

For the Independent Socialists to the left were intransigent and in voting power insignificant.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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