intransigent [in tran′sə jənt, in tran′zəjənt]
[Fr intransigeant < Sp intransigente < L in-, IN-2 + transigens, prp. of transigere, to come to a settlement, TRANSACT]
1. refusing to compromise or come to an agreement; uncompromising
2. that cannot be reconciled
a person who is intransigent, esp. in politics

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  • intransigent — adjective Etymology: Spanish intransigente, from in + transigente, present participle of transigir to compromise, from Latin transigere to come to an agreement more at transact Date: circa 1879 characterized by refusal to compromise or to abandon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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