Borrowed from French intransigeant, from Spanish intransigente, from Latin in- (“un-, not”) + trānsigēns, present participle of trānsigō (“to come to an understanding”), from trāns (“across”) + agō (“to do”).
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- Unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable; irreconcilable; stubborn.
- Don't waste your time trying to change his mind: he's completely intransigent.
- Herbert Feigl:
- Since I have been asked to do this in very brief compass, the harsh tone and terse style of my presentation will make my contentions appear more dogmatic and intransigent than I should wish them to be.
- See also Wikisaurus:obstinate
unwilling to compromise or moderate a position
intransigent (plural intransigents)
- A person who is intransigent
- intransigent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- intransigent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- ^ Feigl, H. Inquiries and Provocations: Selected Writings. Is Science Relevant to Theology? ISBN:9027711011