WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•tran•si•gent or  in•tran•si•geant /ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. refusing to agree or compromise;
    inflexible:The sick man was intransigent about accepting treatment.
in•tran•si•gence, n. [uncountable]See -act-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•tran•si•gent  (in transi jənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. refusing to agree or compromise;

  1. a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.
Also,  in•transi•geant.  in•transi•gence, in•transi•gen•cy, n. 
in•transi•gent•ly, adv. 
  • Latin trānsigent- (stem of trānsigēns, present participle of trānsigere to come to an agreement); see transact
  • Spanish intransigente, equivalent. to in- in-3 + transigente (present participle of transigir to compromise)
  • 1875–80

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intransigent /ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt/ adj
  1. not willing to compromise; obstinately maintaining an attitude
Also: in'transigentist
  1. an intransigent person, esp in politics
Etymology: 19th Century: from Spanish los intransigentes the uncompromising (ones), a name adopted by certain political extremists, from in-1 + transigir to compromise, from Latin transigere to settle; see transact

inˈtransigence, inˈtransigency n inˈtransigently adv

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