Definition of intransigent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtrænzɪdʒənt//
(formal, disapproving)
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(of people) unwilling to change their opinions or behaviour in a way that would be helpful to others synonym stubborn an intransigent attitude Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French intransigeant, from Spanish los intransigentes (a name adopted by the extreme republicans in the Cortes (Spanish parliment), 1873–4); based on Latin in- ‘not’ + transigere ‘come to an understanding’.
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