intransigence

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From French intransigeance

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intransigence (plural intransigences)

  1. Unwillingness to change one's views or to agree.
    The intransigence of both sides frustrated the negotiators.
    • 2013, Simon Jenkins, Gibraltar and the Falklands deny the logic of history (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)[1]
      The curse has been Spanish ineptitude feeding Gibraltarian intransigence. Border hold-ups are counterproductive to winning hearts and minds, as were blundering Argentinian landings on the outer Falklands.
  2. The state of being intransigent.

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