Definition of intransigence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtrænzɪdʒəns//
[uncountable](formal, disapproving)
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the quality in people of being unwilling to change their opinions or behaviour in a way that would be helpful to others synonym stubbornness Negotiations collapsed in the face of trade union intransigence.