intransigent

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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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intransigent (comparative more intransigent, superlative most intransigent)

  1. 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.[1]

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intransigent (plural intransigents)

  1. A person who is intransigent

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  1. ^ Feigl, H. Inquiries and Provocations: Selected Writings. Is Science Relevant to Theology? ISBN:9027711011