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

 

intransigent

 adjective
adjective
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 Origin late 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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